HOMAGE TO GHANA: AFRICAN QUEEN (BESPOKE)

2020
Bespoke Bag, Fashion

DELASI KEKELI STUDIO
We were commissioned to make this Customized box bag inspired by African Royalty. The concept was royalty, with the question: what style of bag will a princess take to a Royal ball?

We researched Queens of Ancient Africa and integrated different aspects of our culture all in one piece. We asked, how can a bag be created for a queen of ancient times, using materials that would have been present then and a bit of what we have now.

The result is this bag.

This bag is crafted to last long just as the royal system and traditions of our land. It is made with locally sourced wood which is well treated to stand the test of time.

Kente is a significant high fashion material because every aspect of its aesthetic design serves as a means of communication.

The color of the bag represents our blackness and luxury. The royal regalia are placed as a form of statement to who owns the bag.

This also pays homage and gives context to where the bag comes from, Ghana.

MEDIUM: faux leather, feathers, brass embellishments, woven leather handles, on painted wood and newsprint with a Kente interior.



Ⓒ 2022, DELA ANYAH