If you ever need ostrich or turkey feathers, in any imaginable colour, this shop is the place to go. There're boxes and boxes of colored feathers, and rows and rows of feather boas. And Ees will make them into any hat or headdress you desire. Ees owner Anton Ehrhartsmann (the surname was shortened to "Ees" when his father opened the shop in 1960) says they have just supplied the presidential guard of the Zambian army with their headgear. Another customer is the Lido in Paris. Export orders make up about a third of their business. Their African market is growing, with customers coming from Mozambique, Botswana and further afield.
57 Von Wielligh Street