Casbah at Casa Labia Cultural Centre is excited to announce new additions of uniquely African fashion and gifts for 2013.

Casbah at Casa Labia Cultural Centre


Casbah Design Boutique; Imagined by friends Antonia Labia and Jess Henrich, features a selection of carefully sourced décor, fashion and jewellery items, each with a chic, African twist. Antonia and Jess have scoured the continent looking for stylish buys and clever gifting from Nigerian Asoka cloth cushions, Linda Camm sandals and belts from Kenya, antique furniture reinvented with Shwe Shwe upholstery and Maasai beaded detailing, chunky silver jewellery, unusual ceramics and animal print pumps – the selection is varied and fascinating.

We’ve shied away from the traditional ‘African look’ that people know so well and have created a collection of smalls and larger items that showcase the incredible craftmanship and creative innovation you find all over Africa”, says Antonia

While Casbah is a Pan African experience it is very much a Cape Town one too. A range of custom made tote bags featuring locally designed and produced fabric by Jay Smith, ceramics by ceramist talent Antony Shapiro, a signature pendant depicting the African continent and interesting rope and leather bracelets for both men and women designed for Casbah by jeweller Tanya Wheeler. There is also a range of kaftans and silk shirts designed by Antonia and Jess as well as locally produced organic skin care products, candles, scarves and much more…

With the return of the Tribal Chic trend to both catwalks and our homes, the launch of Casbah Boutique is a timeous one. This cosmopolitan interpretation of life on the African continent is a refreshing take on our colourful continent and with such a plethora of influences to choose from.

For more information on Casa Labia or table reservations at Casa Labia Café
call (27) (21) 788 6062, email or visit

Casa Labia Cultural Centre is located at 192 Main Road, Muizenberg.

Liza Dyason +27 (0)76 550 1422-