Marble Constellation Adire Dress
Maki Oh Marble Constellation Dress / mid-length dress in blue / "marble constellation" print throughout in indigo / three-quarter length sleeves / left side slit / inset silk chiffon underlay / concealed zip closure at back / made with "adire" organic hand dyeing and painting technique from Nigeria using natural indigo leaves / body: 70% silk / 30% cotton / slit: 100% silk / 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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