To celebrate the onset of sunnier days we recently held a Mungo Treasure Hunt. Through the first week of September, we posted daily riddles on our social media and encouraged our followers to crack the clues.
After solving our riddles, hunters could visit us online or in-store to find their treasure – a product that had been discounted by 40%!
Congratulations to all our successful treasure hunters. For those who missed out (or maybe those who got a bit stumped by our clues), here’s a rehash of our daily riddles and the answers.
Answer: The Itawuli in African Sunset
If you’re ‘fresh out the sea or straight out the pool’ you might need a towel to dry you off…
A sunset, which is the colourway you needed to find, is referenced by the ‘orange and red’ sky (and by the time of day you might be ‘thinking of bed.’) Thrown off by the clothing clue? Our Itawulis are so versatile we’ve heard of them being used as makeshift skirts, headwraps, tablecloths and more.
Answer: The Bakuba Throw in Charcoal
The Bakuba Throw is inspired by the rhythmic design of the Kuba Cloth. French Post-Impressionist artist, Matisse was fascinated by textile design. The Kuba Cloth in particular was an inspiration to many of his artworks and he is said to have had one hanging in his home. And the Christmastime clue? As the fable goes, misbehaving children are said to receive a lump of charcoal from Santa. The ‘winding’ pattern makes references to the zig zag design.
Answer: The Juno Throw in Mustard
The Juno Throw is inspired by the traditional quilting designs of 18th century America. Woven quilts and coverlets were a way for young women to express their artistry and skill. They were used to celebrate or mark a momentous occasion, such as an anniversary or wedding, or taken as a sentimental keepsake when a young women left home. ‘Something you might put on a hot dog’ makes reference to the colourway – as mustard (and ketchup) is a condiment often used on this tasty street food.
Answer: The Belgian Waffle Towel
Belgium is famous for their ‘beer, chocolate and fries’. Another famous treat from this country is the Belgian waffle – which is made from butter and eggs’. ‘Not quite green or blue’ makes reference to the pale bluish-green colourway, duck egg. The last line hints towards a towel, as something to ‘keep you dry.’
Answer: Kamma Bed Linen in Verdite
The first line of the riddle alludes to the colourway – verdite being a green mineral. Line two and three evoke the idea of sleeping (a time when your ‘body is laid’ on bed linen), while the mention of flax in line four refers to the fibre from which our Kamma Linen range is woven. The humble flax plant is cultivated and spun into linen, a fabric praised for its cool, crisp finish and longevity. Finally, our Kamma Linen range takes its name from the Tsitsikamma forest, which is located near to our hub of production, the Mungo Mill.
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