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Wansan Suudu Bleu

Wansan Suudu Bleu

Arriving in Wansan, Zainab was captivated by the intriguing structures spread across the village....
Regular price $250.00
  • THE STORY

    Wave hello to Isatu and Fatoumatu, two Fulani women Zainab befriended during her time in Wansan.

    What's that behind them, you ask?

    It's the suudu udo, literally "grass hut."

    Aka the wife's domain.

    It's typical for a husband in the village to have several wives and each wife has her own suudu where she holds court and entertains. You'll even find the village hens- of the animal variety- roosting and holding their own court outside the suudu.

    Seeing the many suudu dotting the village and how they are utilized by the women and animals conjurs a comforting sense of community and belonging.

  • THE PROCESS
    The completed painting of Wansan Suudu. I wanted to convey the texture of the grass huts and how each group of suudu is surrounded by native foliage, providing privacy from the other families in the village.
    Adding the surrounding greenery to the Wansan Suudu watercolor painting.
  • THE DETAILS
Wansan Suudu Bleu
Wansan Suudu Bleu
Wansan Suudu Bleu
Wansan Suudu Bleu
Wansan Suudu Bleu

Wansan Suudu Bleu

It's a conversation starter.

Wear the silk mousseline print as a blousey top, vintage yet modern headscarf, wrapped around your elegant neck, or tied as a stylish accessory on your purse.  Better yet, impress your houseguests with the Suudu Bleu print as a framed work of art.

55" x 55"

100% silk mousseline

Hand-rolled edges

Limited run of 23

Made in Italy

Dry clean


Regular price $250.00