DIVINATION AUTUMN WINTER 2020
The collection “Divination” is inspired by the “Ifá” system of the Yoruba tribe in southwest Nigeria. The Ifá literary corpus called “ódù” consists of 256 parts subdivided into verses called “Ẹ́sẹ̀”, whose exact number is beyond calculation.
The introduction of the Yoruba traditional motifs in the designs bears importance to source recognition. This historic traditional link is created by incorporating the simple but vital elements of the divination practice. The cowrie shells are considered the mouth of the oracle as well as the divination chain (Ọ̀pẹ̀lẹ)