most beautiful object in south africa

1. Zanzan Umbrella by Gareth Cowden, Babatunde: Made using African wax prints, Babatunde’s range of accessories - including caps, trilbies, pith helmets, bow ties and clutch bags - fuse the iconic patterned fabric of West and Central Africa with Western shapes. The brand stands for strong African values and maintains a focus on quality details. The Zanzan umbrella is handmade with polycotton and a wooden frame. The shade is UV-resistant and waterproofed with a fabric sealer.

Nominated by Jackie Burger, editor, ELLE

Vote for the Zanzan Umbrella: SMS* “MBOISA Babatunde” to 43431