Refentse Mokale

Visual artist, designer.

Refentse Mokale is a Pretoria-based visual artist and accessory designer. She designs elaborate wall art installations, building narratives with each one using woven rope, fabric and vibrant colour patterns.

She has experience in jewellery design and has created adornments out of beads, sash rope and fabric. Her brand, Marabou Essentials, reflects her unconventional creative journey as she infuses her love for travel, traditional African aesthetics and bold prints into each piece.

“My designs are influenced by clean lines, bold shapes and elegant curves. Some items are created ready-made and some is created bespoke and tailored for individuals’ personal needs; this ensures distinctiveness and a sense of individuality,” says the designer.