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Iro and buba

The iro and buba (pronounced “ee-roe” and “boo-bah”) are the most essential parts of a Yoruba woman’s traditional outfit. I say the iro and buba are essential because they are the skirt and blouse and are the basis for the outfit. The […]

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Introducing Adire

Àdìre Adire pronounced (pronounced ah-d-reh) is the indigo dyed cloth made predominantly by Yoruba women in South-West Nigeria. The fabric is produced using a range of resist dye techniques. There are several techniques used to make adire ranging from tieing and stitching the areas that […]

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Adinkra

“What I hear, I keep “ Adinkra are the distinct and instantly recognisable motifs and symbols used in Ghanaian culture particularly by the Akan people. They are commonly seen in fabric but also used on pottery, furniture, in architecture and so […]

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We’re Social!

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Emerald: Colour of the year

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Every year Pantone declare a colour of the year and this year it is Emerald Green. The specific green is referenced as PANTONE […]

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Five Fave Blogs

Do you have your default go-to blogs where you know you will always find something interesting, that appeals to you sense? Here are my favourite five blogs. These five embody my interests in architecture, entrepreneurship, handmade, furniture design, fashion and […]

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