Handmade Sparrow Pillow

created by

Nasozi Kakembo

$62.00 $ 49.99

created by

Nasozi Kakembo

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Freedom Flyers

Since antiquity, the sparrow has been viewed as a harbinger of good news and an omen of fortuitous circumstances to come in the near future. A flock of these winged messengers flits across this dappled pillow, bringing their positive energy and joy to your home. Drawing inspiration from her Ugandan-American heritage, entrepreneur Nasozi Kakembo works to bring Africa's vibrant textile design tradition to the rest of the world. Designed in Senegal by a young artist named Claude Gomis, who saw the bird's good tidings taking the form of freedom. Decades after its creation, the popular textile began to take on other meanings, including the "transience of riches" in Ghana. Each thought-provoking pillow is manufactured in Brooklyn, New York, from textiles designed and printed in West Africa.

Nasozi graduated in 2008 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). Her company name derives from her very own, which is a Ugandan name meaning "something to look up to in praise of." Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, and a Brooklynite since 2005, Nasozi founded xnasozi in 2011. For the greater part of a decade, she worked in the international human rights and social justice fields, meanwhile indulging in African textiles by night. She still incorporates the fundamental principles of her extensive international experience into her business model. Her Ugandan and American heritage as well as her studies in art, architecture, and eventually human rights have landed her in the far reaches of the world. She currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and splits her time between there and Kamplala.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
cotton, synthetic down insert
Measurements
18" squared
Notes
Care: Remove insert to wash the cover; wash cold, tumble dry on low heat or air dry.
Item ID
25813

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