The pattern on this notebook is inspired by the Ndebele people of Southern Africa and is a recent addition to the Pone Collection.
The Ndebele form part of the Nguni tribes, which represent nearly two thirds of South Africa’s African population. The creation of art has always been an important identifying characteristic of the Ndebele. Apart from its aesthetic appeal it has a cultural significance that serves to reinforce their distinctive identity. The characteristic symmetry, proportion and straight edges of Ndebele decorations can be found on the walls of houses, in beadwork and other traditional items.