Love of Indigo

Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

nikeartNike Okundaye is an internationally renowned artist specialising in adire, the traditional Yoruba indigo art from western Nigeria. She attributes her strength and success to her own early life – losing her mother at six, escaping forced marriage at 13, and overcoming a polygamous marriage, physical abuse, and poverty. Today Nike’s work is shown in museums around the world, and she trains disenfranchised young Nigerian women – including former sex workers in Italy – in adire, pottery and weaving, giving them the skills to earn their own, independent living.

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Love of Indigo
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