New Release Meanings

Check out the meaning behind the prints in our newest releases below!

Dayo

The name Dayo is of Yoruba origin and translates to "joy arrives." This print was handpicked by our team in Lagos, Nigeria. 

 Shaka

The name Shaka is from the Zulu tribe and the name is one of the most influential Zulu warrior kings. This print was handpicked by our team in Lagos, Nigeria.

Amai

The name Amai is from the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It translates to "mother/woman." This print was handpicked by our team in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Iyaniwura 

A contraction of the Yoruba phrase of "Sun and Sea" "Oorun ati Okun". The bright sunny yellows and deep sea purples define the character of this print. Our team handpicked this print from Lagos, Nigeria.

Johari

The name Johari comes from the Swahili language and translates to "gem; something of value". This name is especially fitting as we celebrate the Christmas and Kwanzaa season and count our blessings as we reflect on unity and peace. The geometry and colors of this print display a beautiful tapestry representative of community and building with one another.

Iseda

Iseda is a Yoruba word that translates to "nature." The eye-catching forest green background represents lush, growing, and fruitful life. This print was hand picked by our team in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mkali

Mkali is the Swahili word for “bright.” This brilliant print is popping with color. Large orange and yellow circles bordered by infinite dots makes for a undeniable stand out pattern! This print was hand picked by our team in Lagos, Nigeria.

Aisha

Aisha is Swahili meaning “She is life.” This print is reminiscent of the Ankara fabric many African mothers use to carry their babies close to their bodies. Aisha represents motherhood and life. This print was hand picked by our team in Lagos, Nigeria.