Dav Andrew, an illustrator based in Cape Town, wanted to take a different look at South Africa’s diverse traditional wear.

He went onto create this incredible cartoon series.

Dav comments on his “Indoni” series: “I started this series because I wanted to learn more about South African tribal and cultural tradition. I felt we needed to remind ourselves how beautiful we are when we celebrate diversity as African people. I am because we are. Throughout this process and research I’ve learnt so many things! From basic language, cultural significance of beads, attire, headwear..etc. I think it’s important to keep and preserve the traditional ways and not to lose ourselves by assimilating eurocentric mannerisms​.”

Stalk Dav’s work on Instagram.

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