Get to know the Mafeah Sisters

The two sisters and founders of Mafeah African Tableware Michaela Tomfeah and Julia Tomfeah

 

Who are the Mafeah Sisters?

We are Julia and Michaela, two sisters from Germany, with a background from Ghana and Poland.

A background from Ghana and Poland?

Yes, our parents have always made sure that we are strongly connected to our African and Polish roots and culture, even though we were raised in Munich.

Why tableware?

We have always been collecting mugs in different shapes and sizes since we were little. We love the feeling and atmosphere nice tableware can bring to the table.

What makes Mafeah African Tableware so special?

We create elegant tableware characterizing the beauty of African pattern and the spiritual meaning of Adinkra symbols. Africa has a lot of cultures to give and so much beauty to show and this is what we want to bring to the people in a new combination and design. It’s our way to shine a light on Africa in a different way and perspective for the world to see.

Julia, what is your favourite Adinkra?

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The idea that we are part of something bigger is calming to me. At times when we feel lonely and doubt ourselves the awareness of it can be very empowering.

Michaela, what is your favourite Adinkra?

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Finding beauty in yourself is the ultimate goal of self-love. The moment when you realize that you are content and happy with the person you have become embodies beauty to me. It is not just about the looks but what you radiate from within. Every once in a while I need a reminder.

What do you wish your customers?

Be not only aware of what you put inside of your body but also how you feed the body...Celebrate the act itself and make it special and spiritual then be enlightened and embrace it.

The most simple things and actions can be the ones giving you enlightenment and help you to create your magic.