Handmade African Wax Print Pillow

Named after Kwame Nkrumah, this dazzling pillow also tells the beautiful story of an important leader.
created by

Nasozi Kakembo

$62.00 $ 34.99

created by

Nasozi Kakembo

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Drawn From Life

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. Named after Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president who oversaw the nation's independence from British colonization in 1957, this dazzling pillow also tells the beautiful story of an important leader. Locally known as Nkrumah's pencil, this textile features a lively ribbon of squiggles that are said to recall Nkrumah's energetic handwriting. Each thoughtful tribute is manufactured in Brooklyn, New York, from textiles designed and printed in West Africa.


Made in New York

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
18" squared
Remove insert to wash the cover; wash cold, tumble dry on low heat or air dry.
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The colors and material/quality appeared so rich and luxurious on the website but sadly didn't live up to that expectation. Just seemed dull and a little cheap in person. Returned item.

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