Our Sonji Collection is made in Stoke on Trent and designed on fine bone china using ancient patterns from Ghanian gold filigree jewellery as our inspiration. Sonji I is a contemporary take on the golden regalia worn by pre-colonial African royalty. The patterns reflected in the Sonji I collection recall the “soulwasher” badges worn by royal officials in charge of purifying the souls of the royals. For the Akan, gold was an earthly manifestation of the sun and one’s spirit. Spun filigree gold formed extraordinarily delicate geometric patterns in ancient West African ceremonial traditions and Sonji sees that reimagined on fine bone china today.