In traditional South African culture a goat skin wristband called Isiphandla is worn after an event such as an engagement ceremony, wedding, a birth of a child, a funeral or ceremony thanking the ancestors for good fortune. The wristband is seen as connecting the wearer with their ancestors, their family and customs. In addition the wristband was experienced as a source of hope, security, respect and pride.
Isiphandla is worn mainly for imbheleko, umthombhiso, umemulo, umshado, ukuthwasa and any specific reason such as thanking the ancestors for something good that happened in your life. iFreecan has taken the traditional Isiphandla and re-interpreted it for the modern day and now it can be worn for any reason you choose but mainly to celebrate your African style. You don’t need to wait for a major family event or to slaughter a goat and make your own, they’ve done it for you and their isiphandla even tells the time. This one comes in a funky fiery red colour.