Freedom Grey

This 100% hand-batik silk shirt is the iconic Madiba Shirt. Every shirt is unique and a piece of art. The shirt is tailor-made with light inner fusing and satin lining of the body core. The artwork is perfectly aligned over placket, cuff and collar. The shirt features a classic collar, single cuffs, hidden front pocket, concealed button stand and back yolk shaped for comfort which allows the batik art to be the main feature of this shirt. It is both, stylish and elegant.

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Product Features
  • 100% Silk
  • 100% Satin Polyester Lining
  • Designed In-house at Presidential
  • Made in South Africa
Composition & Care

This shirt is 100% Silk with 100% Satin Polyester Lining

Wash Care
We advise hand wash in luke warm water to ensure maximum protection of ones shirt, however a machine wash at no more than 30 degrees is acceptable.

One should never tumble dry your shirt, always hang dry, and it should be ironed cool while still slightly damp to ensure best results. Do not bleach or starch your shirt as this will weaken the cotton fibers and cause the fabric to become brittle and tear.


After Desré Buirski had designed Nelson Mandela a variety of shirts, he ask her if she could design a silk shirt for him. She gave Mandela the first silk shirt on the 18th of July 1995. Each piece of fabric is a hand-batik piece of art which makes every shirt unique and one-of -a-kind. The shirt is made by a professional tailor, matching and aligning each piece of fabric perfectly. Over 150 silk shirts were designed and given by Desré to Nelson Mandela during the following years, turning the Madiba Shirt into a fashion icon.


We offer free delivery within South Africa which takes 2-5 working days. Some areas out of our courier zones may take 1-2 days longer.
We also offer express overnight shipping throughout South Africa which costs an additional R50 per parcel.

International shipping takes 4-10 working days and we ship to most countries worldwide.

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