Cool Tees Thursdays: OkayAfrica

Cool Tees Thursdays: OkayAfrica
November 20, 2014 Urbanknit
Cool Tees Thursday

 

Following on from our post about Nike Davies-Okundaye, this weeks cool tee is from OkayPlayer and from her workshop by designer Yomi Tiamiyu.

Using traditional Yoruba dye techniques involving native grown indigo, cassava paste, and a chicken feather (as a brush), these shirts communicate with their symbols. Talking Drum patterns indicate the spirit of communication. Kola Nut patterns remind us of the kola nut blessing – while the beginning is bitter, in the end it is sweet. As the fabrics are hand dyed each t-shirt is inevitably unique!

The Adire Talking Shirt is available over on OkayAfrica.

 

 

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