Magie Relph’s passion for African textiles, heritage and design began in the 1980s, as she spent several years travelling and working all over Africa as a cook on an overland expedition truck. Bob Irwin got hooked on Africa as a ten year-old. His teacher Mr. Wilson – who was born in Angola and taught for years in Nigeria – gave him an African porcupine quill. After getting married in Nairobi, they gravitated back to the UK.
Magie and Bob continue to travel extensively all over Africa, searching out fabulous textiles and beads. The shop (not always open so do check before a visit) is a treasure trove of all manner of African textiles from mud cloth to batik, Kuba cloth, indigo textiles, and much more.
You will also find, African beads, baskets and buttons.
Shop location and contact info
33B Greens End Road
Find them on: Google Maps
t: 01484 850629