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Ivy
Wahome

Costume Designer ⨀ Bruja

ABOUT

I am a Kenyan Immigrant. My work is created with the intent to portray Black Empowerment through Traditional African Attire and Statement Pieces. I use African traditional costumes to create contemporary work, Inspired by African Folklore. The Images on this website are modern designs juxtaposed with traditional African wear.  Kaftans have been the catalyst of my work and design development since a child. My mother loved them. The significance of this work is to educate and enlighten my community about the importance of the kaftan, Black Pride and African Textiles.

AZ Biennial 2020
AZ Biennial 2020

AZ Biennial 2020

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BLM
BLM

Black Lives Matter

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Military Series
Military Series

Military Series

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Iwapele
Iwapele

Iwapele

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Ceremonial Kaftans
Ceremonial Kaftans
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Dance
Dance
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Swim
Swim
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Bags / Packs
Bags / Packs
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Abuela's Baskets
Abuela's Baskets
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