Petra Waszak:
Pashmina scarf "Colours of Africa"

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Pashmina + silk | Handmade | Unique | Dimensions 158 x 18 cm (L / W)

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Petra Waszak: Pashmina scarf "Colours of Africa"

The African sun in a handmade edition of Petra Waszak: in her new designs, the artist processed historical examples from Africa to create a unique accessory with timeless aesthetics.

pasmina scarf "Colours of Africa": this scarf with its warm colours on one side made from 100% pure silk with African patterns, on the other side of beige pashmina wool. Length approx. 158 cm, width 18 cm. Handmade.

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For many years, Petra Waszak interprets forms and symbols of art history with unique sensitivity in fashion accessories. With much subtlety she combines different styles and techniques and creates such a special voltage.

The artist collaborated with the most important fashion houses such as Dior, Chanel and Gucci. Her extraordinary creations will find itself among other things in the shops of great world museums such as the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London or the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Her creations are worn by many actors, politicians and celebrities, such as Liza Minelli and Angela Merkel.

Collective term for the artistic creations of the tribes and ethnic groups of sub-Saharan Africa. African ancestral sculptures, magical figures and masks are deeply rooted in religious and mythical tradition.

The people of Ashanti (Ghana today) developed significant goldsmith's art by its gold wealth. Wood carvings of Ashanti artists (mother and child figures, fertility dolls) are well-known as well.

For centuries, Benin (now Nigeria) has been ruled by powerful kings called obas. The obas were absolute rulers, who considered to be of divine origin. The heirs had a responsibility to preserve their memory. Large bronze altars and impressive head sculptures became a reminding heritage of the following generations. The bronze heads of excellent workmanship, cast using the lost wax process - the oldest date back to the 15th and 16th centuries - are outstanding evidence of African art.

Similarly famous are the shoulder masks of Baga in the West African country Guinea which can weigh up to 60 kg and the terracotta heads of Yoruba in Ife (Nigeria) which date from the 10th to 13th century.

The Kabyle, Guanche and Tuareg are the Berber tribes located in Northwest Africa. The art of Berber is characterized by abstraction and spontaneous creativity. The exceptional vitality of the Berber art is proving itself in assimilating into modern art movements.

In the manufacture of jewelry, the abstract geometric motifs are made as individual pieces and connected to long chain strands. The jewelery creations made of silver are especially popular and attractive.

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