Mixed Panel Omi Mermaid Dress
Maki Oh Omi Mermaid Dress / long-sleeve mermaid midi in indigo / circle print throughout in green / contrasting floral and metallic print panels along mid-section / concealed zip closure at back / 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% satin finished cotton / 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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