The B A M A K O range is inspired by the history of Mali embroidery dating back to 1910. This art is the manifestation of embroidery’s special role in the Niger Delta region. Fabrics are dyed by the women, but the intricate embroidery is the work of the men only.
The more elaborate the designs, the greater the show of wealth on both men and women’s emotions and every day clothing. Embroidery artists and their traded goods have moved vast distances across ethnic, regional and colonial boundaries and the fabrics and clothing spread over the neighboring African countries.
The threads were acquired in Ghana, however the style and iconography developed out of the distinct perspective these young Malian men brought to their encounter sin cities like Accra. As they developed the craft, they were sought out as artists and new patterns and identities were created that distinguished one mans ‘ work from a not her. One of each have used inspiration behind this art to create an exclusive range of hand bag.