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African Fashion Store My Asho Colourful Patchwork Clutches

Spotted on the online African fashion store My Asho a limited edition collection of colourful patchwork clutches, just in time for spring. Handcrafted by the Nigerian accessories label Gidan Nodza, a myriad of mismatched printed and hand dyed fabric or leather patches are combined to form the bags. All styles are fully lined and a zip closure completes the look. Head designer Amina Adefala scours local markets for the leather, and the fabric is printed locally produced using traditional techniques like resist dyeing. The patchwork nature of the designs means each bag produced is unique. The patchwork collection extends to totes and belts.

A self-taught designer, Amina founded Gidan Nodza in 2004 inspired by her passion for fashion and design. The name ‘Gidan Nodza’ translates to ‘House of Nodza’ in the Hausa language of Nigeria, whilst the name ‘Nodza’ itself in the Mambila language of North Eastern Nigeria, means ‘That which is awake but yet asleep’, and as stated by the company is a metaphor for the duality of existence or life.
[Image credits: top and centre 1, Farida Leather Clutch; centre 2, Farida Fabric Clutch – My Asho; 
bottom Farida Fabric Clutch – Gidan Nodza]
Additional information:
Farida leather and fabric clutches available on My Asho are priced at: £90 

For further information about Gidan Nodza visit: www.gidannodza.com
For further information about My Asho and to purchase visit: www.myasho.com

[Image credits: The images shown are sourced from: My Asho, and Gidan Nodza. If downloaded and used elsewhere must be credited accordingly]

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