Christine Mhando had always dreamed of creating her own print, and knew that if she did, she wanted to keep the format of traditional khanga’s – with a rectangle shape and a msemo. The designer also wanted to connect her print design to the Tinga Tinga tales her grandmother had told her as a child – stories that involved animals and often ended with a proverb.
Based on these two ideas, Christine collaborated with print designer Oliver Goddard to create her own bespoke prints. She shared photos of original Tinga Tinga paintings with him and the pair worked together to design the prints you see here.
Usually, khanga’s are made of cotton material and Christine took advantage of having her own design to digitally print it onto rich fabrics like silk to create her luxe ‘Hadithi Hadithi’ collection.