The Inspiration behind the Djenne Collection

LA GRANDE MOSQUEE DU DJENNE

LA GRANDE MOSQUEE DU DJENNE

I've always been predominantly inspired by architecture but upon visiting la grande mosque du Djenne in central Mali, I was completely spellbound by the brilliance of its structure complete with elongated pillars, intricately created palm branches that double as beams, petite window roofs and minarets with ostrich eggs.

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COLOR INSPIRATION

As if this Unesco world heritage site wasn't enough, the culturally enriching atmosphere of being present on market day with local artisans and community members was an unforgettable experience for me. And its one that I will always cherish as my memories of this day formed the foundation for creating and launch collection of scarves, each of them influenced by prints that I witnessed men and women wearing on this special day.

 Awe-inspired by these palm branches as beams.

 I was amazed by these elongated ceiling pillars.

 I was amazed by these elongated ceiling pillars.

 Miniature windows on the roof and these minarets with ostrich eggs.

 Miniature windows on the roof and these minarets with ostrich eggs.

 Wood panels upon the roof

 Wood panels upon the roof

Eh voila! Our very first collection comprising six individual scarf designs.

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