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Akina Bangle

Nyumbani Design

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    • WOOD HANDSCULPTED INTO WEARABLE ART

      So simple yet so detailed, this bangle is the epitome of geometric chic. Like puzzle pieces, African Blackwood, Cypress Tree and Pod Mahogany flawlessly fit together to a create this chunky yet delicate statement piece.

    • MATERIALS: African Blackwood | Pod Mahogany | Cypress tree

      MEASUREMENTS: Diameter - 6.8cm | Length (side) - approx. 15cm

      CARE: Avoid high humidity and water for extended periods of time. If the piece gets wet, blot dry. And if it’s starting to look a little dull, use a cotton cloth to buff in the direction of the wood grain. Finally, you may want to give it an occasional rub with a dollop of mineral oil or beeswax to bring up the shine.

        


THE STORY

Wood handscuplted into wearable art

Beauty is all around us. In the skies above us and the streets that take us places. This is what inspires Nyumbani Design. Originated from the Kiswahili word for 'home', Nyumbani's aesthetic is inspired by the natural beauty of the Swahili coast and the geometric shapes of architectural structures.

A union of nature and architecture, Nyumbani designs combine indigenous woods in contrasting combinations. These contemporary architectural designs are pieces of wearable body art. A playful interplay between boldness and simplicity. Geometric shapes and color experimentation, where each piece creates the masterful illusion of layering.

Using locally sourced indigenous wood, Nyumbani pieces are hand crafted and shaped by skilled artisans throughout Tanzania. Including the original sculptors of the Nyumbani concept - Ernest and John - who have been with the brand since the start of its journey.

With each piece made from a different section of wood, no two pieces are the same. As importantly, each piece gives back to the rural communities it comes from. Nyumbani has partnered with Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative, which helps communities generate ethical and sustainable forest-based income by selling responsibly harvested timber. Each jewelry piece sold is a donation to communities planting indigenous trees for the future.

Bold. Architectural. Unique. And soulful. These are just some of the reasons to fall in love with these pieces.


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