A limited-edition collector’s item; The "Americanah" artwork is inspired by the novel with the same title by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Illustration designed and inspired by the book "Americanah" by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 'Americanah' is a Nigerian expression used for those who go and live in America and come back to Nigeria.
The book is about home, racism and about an African woman that moves to the US and becomes “black”. The hair reflects the urban spirit of NYC mixed with a pattern inspired by the African fabrics. I wanted to make the black and white a visual statement with a little hint of red in the “ah”.
"I was caught by the story of this woman that "becomes a black woman" when she moves from Nigeria to America. Her natural hair is a powerful symbol to address racism, loneliness and home. I wanted to pick this idea, by transforming an African pattern into a hectic urban landscape." - Mariana
Artwork by illustrator and branding guru, Mariana Lancastre. The design is a variation of her much-loved illustration, Americanah.
FABRICATION: 100% cotton
PROCESS: Jacquard machine knitted with ribbed trim
SIZE: 140cm x 180cm, Note that sizing may vary slightly for each style due to the nature of the yarn. Please allow for a 10cm tolerance.
WEIGHT: Approximately 2.5kg per piece
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Delicate machine wash inside out at 30*C.
- Wash with like colours.
- Do not use fabric softener.
- Do not bleach, soak rub or wring while washing.
- Reshape while damp. Dry away from direct sunlight.
- Do not tumble dry or iron.
PACKAGING: Each throw is branded with a genuine leather laser engraved label, beautifully folded & tied with ribbon, and packaged with an A5 print of the relevant artwork.
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