Mami Wata' Adire Skirt
Maki Oh Mami Wata Skirt / linen adire skirt in black / all over graphic patchwork / crystal embellishments throughout / center slit / sequin ruffle detail at waist / made with "adire" organic hand dyeing and painting technique from Nigeria using natural indigo leaves / composed of ceremonial "oja" cloth woven on a unique Nigerian handloom using cotton thread / 100% linen / made in Lagos, Nigeria
Traditional Nigerian clothing was once literally used to communicate: in carrying on that tradition, Amaka Osakwe is as much the author of her pieces as their designer. Produced using organic dyes and fabrics, Maki Oh’s pieces sustain not just the environment, but a fading tradition: the technique of Adire-dying, native to Nigeria.
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