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Nako Timepieces Botswana — Three Dikgosi Edition Indigo Watch for Men (#PushaBW)
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This timepiece is inspired by the rich hues of the African sky line — from Cape to Cairo. The colour indigo is a deep midnight blue — its a color between violet and blue and holds the attributes of both these colors. The colour is also one of the seven colors of ‘white light’ of frequencies visible to the naked eye — colours of the rainbow which are not an uncommon sight across Africa’s vast savanna plains. These same colours of the rainbow can be seen through passing white light through a prism, at a 45 degree angle it splits into a colour spectrum of wavelengths visible to the named eye. These colours are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet (ROYGBIV).
According to Peter G. Alcock’s book Venus Rising; South African Astronomical Beliefs, Customs and Observation, a wide-spread African concept is that the sky is a solid dome, perhaps made of blue rock, resting on the Earth, upon which the Sun moves. The traditional Tswana idea is that stars are holes in the rocky vault that is the sky. The Nyae Nyae !Kung Bushmen saw the sky as the dwelling place of all the divine beings and spirits of the dead.
The ǃKung are a part of the San people who live mostly on the western edge of the Kalahari desert and Ovamboland whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa. They are members of various Khoesān-speaking indigenous hunter-gatherer groups and their ancestors are thought to have been the first inhabitants of what is now Botswana and South Africa. They also believed that the “things of the sky” do not influence or reflect the affairs of man, nor do they affect the weather, the growth of vegetation, or other conditions of the earth; they are in a realm of their own.
The Nako Indigo pays homage to this very idea of an incredible, vast, limitless, and mysterious African sky that stretches all the way from Cape to Cairo with its rich hues of violet and blue giving a deeper meaning to timelessness in Africa.
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