About The Art
As you would have come to realise African fabric tends to incorporate patterns and symbols which have interpretations and meanings. The same applies for this print which has also gained more over its years in existence. Here are some of them.
THE MEANINGS BEHIND THE SYMBOL
Hirondelle: This is the french word for the Swallow bird. Swallows are a symbol of good luck.
In Togo the pattern was nicknamed ‘ Air Afrique’ because the fabric was, at one time, used in the uniform of the local airline company in the 70’s.
Sika Wo Antaban means ‘Money has Wings’. In Ghana the pattern refers to the transience of riches: rich today, poor tomorrow, for money, if one is not careful, will fly away like a bird. This fabric encourages people to make good financial investments.
The Igbo people of Nigeria call the print ‘ Eneke’ referencing a proverb from famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’, where he explains that “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.”
Designed in Africa
Keep organized with en route with our versatile Large Travel Organizer. Elastic loops are perfect for USB cables or cell phone chargers, while the two interior pockets include textile lining to keep your SD card, USB drives, earbuds, and other accessories secure.
- Waterproof exterior
- Zip around closure
- Interior elastic loop, mesh pockets
- Printed, cut, and handmade
Size & Fit
- DIMENSIONS 9"(W) x 6"(H) x 1.5"(D)