Barok is an embroidery initiative that uses iconic African imagery to create luxurious house & leisure items
Barok's incentive is to create jobs for local women and provide training in various decorative techniques. The embellishment techniques incorporate typical Shangaan embroidery, Zulu stud-work (using recycled beverage cans), Xhosa stitching, and the Venda use of borders. 90% of the cost of the product will go to Merle and 10% to Zwakala for a handling fee.
The founder's (Merle Payne) favourite Zwakala beer is the Naked Ale.