Musing: Nike Davies

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For Nigeria’s 57th Independence, I decided to channel Nike Davies-Okundaye aka Nike Davies. She is a Nigerian artist & designer and a pioneer for Nigeria’s traditional weaving and dying techniques. Her LAJA than life (see what I did there) head wraps, colorful batik clothing and layers of jewelry make her stand out instantly. She’s has several galleries in Nigeria where she hosts workshops and highlights Nigerian Yoruba tradition through arts & textiles. I love the work she’s done and continues to do. Thus, she’s my muse for this year’s independence celebration.

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Pour l’indépendance du Nigeria, je dirige Nike Davies-Okundaye aka Nike Davies. Elle est dessinatrice, artiste et une pionnière nigériene des techniques de tissage et de teinture traditionnels. Elle se détache grace à ses grands chapeaux, ses vêtements  aux batiks éclatante et ses couches de bijoux. Elle a établi plusieurs musées au Nigeria où  elle organise des ateliers et souligne la tradition de Yoruba par des arts et des tissus. J’adore ce qu’elle a accompli et ses efforts continus. Donc, elle est ma muse pour cet indépendance.

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Happy 9ja Day,

LAJA

 

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