Our vibrant Umbhalo Ndebele blanket is only worn by married women of the Ndebele tribe. Beadwork is often added to the Umbhalo and worn during traditional ceremonies. The wearer can sometimes dance for up to 10 hours during these ceremonies. The Umbhalo can also be used to brighten up your home and keep it feeling warm and cosy for years to come!
In the Ndebele culture women express their status by adorning themselves with ornaments and colourful items. Among other accessories, colourful blankets are worn to reflect the women's age, social status and love of colour. It is an aesthetic cultural affirmation that is everything from beadwork and beautiful blankets to vibrant costumes of married women.
Size: 150cm x 160cm
Weight: Approx 1.5kg
- Wash separately with like colours
- 30 degree cool, gentle wash
- Do not bleach
- Do not iron
- Do not tumble dry
- Can be dry cleaned
- Keep away from fire
Can I have my purchase delivered as a gift to someone else’s home?
Absolutely. Blankets are FABULOUS gifts! Just use your friend's details and address as the shipping address and your details for everything else (eg use your email address so that you receive the order confirmation email and use your information for the billing address. Be sure to make sure the details are all correct!)
How long will delivery take?
4-7 working days.
In order to bring you the most cost effective delivery, we make use of both a courier service and the post office.
Areas delivered to via Courier - Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Bloemfontein. Delivery takes up to 4 working days.
Areas delivered to via the Post Office - Northern Cape, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KZN. Delivery takes up to 7 working days.
All PO Box addresses will be delivered to via the post office.
If you have not received your delivery within 2 weeks and have not been notified of any kind of delay, then please let us know.
If the product is not in stock at the moment of ordering, please add 3 weeks to your delivery time. (You will know if a product is not in stock as it will be clear on the product page)
How much does delivery cost?
Delivery within Western will be calculated at checkout as this depends on the quantity and weight of the product you ordering,
Delivery in the rest of South Africa iwill be calculated at checkout
Do you deliver internationally?
We do. We'll deliver anywhere in the world :) The costs will be shown during the checkout. We have searched for the most affordable option and all international deliveries will go through the post office and should be with you within 14-21 working days.
Are the items shown on your website, all in stock?
Most products will be in stock. If for any reason a product is not in stock, we will indicate how long it will take before it is in stock.
Can I return my purchase and how?
We want you to be absolutely in love with your purchase! You can return your product within 30 days of purchase. We will even reimburse up to R70 of your postage fee for getting it back to us.
Please make sure the product is unused, free of any damage and in its original, undamaged packaging.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return.
How can I pay for my purchase?
You can pay for your purchase securely on our website using any credit or cheque card.
Pay via bank or post office
When paying via bank deposit, post office or EFT, please make sure you use your order number as your reference and we will dispatch your product as soon as we have received payment confirmation. Please send payment confirmation to email@example.com
Our banking details are
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Name: Blankets and Weaves
Account Type: Cheque
Account Number: 220733201
Please use your order number as your reference
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
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