TALENTS FROM AFRICA

TALENTS FROM AFRICA

Diversity, Inclusivity, Black designer, African masks, Africa heritage, Ghanaian folklore, wearable art

TALENTS FROM AFRICA

Diversity, Inclusivity, Black designer, African masks, Africa heritage, Ghanaian folklore, wearable art

Africa has always been an important geographic & demographic location for jewellery industry starting from Gemstone mines to precious metals supply. What's interesting is its profound impact on art, culture and style as well. Since historic times, elements from Africa have acted as inspiration for artists and sculptors, with time these have evolved into modern interpretations in jewellery design as well. The new generation of designers from Africa are bringing in new flavour with their design abilities and well travelled cultural sensibilities , uplifting the heritage and designs to global taste.

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Credits: Emefa Cole, Satta Matturi, Satta Matturi

Satta Matturi - The founder and creative lead of the award-winning brand, Satta Matturi Fine Jewellery. She founded the brand after a 17-year diamond career as a sales and rough diamond expert with one of the world’s largest diamond mining groups. Being British and West-African, Satta combines deep felt traditions and heritage from the African continent, mixed with a global view of trends, attitudes and inspiration, to create distinct designs that resonate with women across the globe. With her innate passion for the new emerging Africa, she creates luxury modern jewels with an African twist

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Credits: Satta Matturi

Emefa Cole - Ghanaian-born, London-based Independent experimental jewellery artist and designer-maker Emefa Cole launched and built her company: envisioning and bringing to life wearable art. Emefa uses 100% recycled metals and stones sourced directly from African gem cutters.
Coming from a place of strong cultural roots and heritage as Africa, these new wave of talent add great value in terms of diverse designs & fresh perspectives in global market while strengthening local communities and placing Africa in centre of possibilities.The abounding heritage, and early connection to her homeland and artistry form one theme of Emefa’s work, with influences coming from across western Africa–a place rife with master goldsmiths. She, in turn, meditates on the notion of belonging, how belonging to a place is always in flux, and how one always brings snatches of a place with them on their migrations.

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Credits: Emefa Cole

Coming from a place of strong cultural roots and heritage as Africa, these new wave of talent add great value in terms of diverse designs & fresh perspectives in global market while strengthening local communities and placing Africa in centre of possibilities.

 

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