This pattern is an ode to the women of the African Diaspora, inspired by the textile weavers of Rwanda. Illustrated in watercolor by artist, Samantha Hahn, the women are presented here in striking cameo, face-to-face, in a moment of recognition and community. This pattern was developed as AphroChic was creating the first concept house exhibit ever designed by African Americans on the west coast. As part of the exhibit, AphroChic worked with a women’s collective in Rwanda on a series of baskets for the space. The design was also heavily influenced by the Bring Back Our Girls movement in Nigeria. A percentage of the proceeds from every sale of this pattern will go to supporting the education of women and girls in Rwanda.
This is a collaboration with Chasing Paper.