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Alafia is “inner peace” in Yoruba. Adire is that which is “tied and dyed”. This textile is traditional to southwest Nigeria in West Africa. Industrious Yoruba women labour for weeks making a piece of “kampala”. They are usually indigo, although they appear in numerous vibrant palettes too. The burst of colours in our design symbolises release. Peace is not constrained to the heaviness of cool colours, but it is an expression of life. We pray it shall be well with you as you rock this print!
“guardian: Nigerian Yaruba dressed as voodoo spirits perform during a voodoo ceremony in Ouidah, Benin. Each spirit represents the reincarnation of a dead member of the Nigerian Nagu clan Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images ”
Hand beaded Yoruba chairs from Nigeria. Each one takes roughly three months to create as there are hundreds of thousands of beads embellishing these works of art that were traditionally used by the kings and queens of the Yoruba tribe in West Africa.