The forest is the permanent guarantee of man duration, an altar where one appropriately renders gratitude and belief, all-encompassing shrine found in nature, we consistently take from the forest and rarely give back, in this way this space installation pays homage to the forest and divine inspiration: leaf branch and tree, the use of raffia, in particular, continues our AW21 collection as an indication of spiritual presence an incarnation of the spirit of the forest separating the secular from the sacred areas, thereby revealing at the very least an influential cultural force contemporaneous with the rise of the earliest black urban altars of ancient Nigeria, Liberia, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, and Kongo. We have expanded the feeling of communion with an all-embracing presence in God’s forest (forest as God) by abiding with African belief in the forest as the ultimate source of spiritual instruction. raffia screens veil us with protection - remove day or night or dry or wet and everything falls down.
Enjoy snippets of the IAMISIGO WHITE GOLD INSTALLATION available from June 6th, 2021.
This collection explores the healing power that exists around the world’s most precious element, Salt, and the world’s most sacred organic plants Arecaceae.
We are the salt of the earth.
Salt in the ancient world was a precious commodity monopolized by royalty in Egypt and Persia. Roman soldiers were partially paid with packets of salt (“sal” in Latin); this was the origin of the word “salary” and of phrases like “worth his salt,” etc. Being costly, it was an appropriate offering to Gods as a “covenant of salt” used in sacrifices by the Israelites and for the accompanying sacrificial meal.
Palms (Arecaceae) are prominent elements in African traditional medicines as a source of raw materials for consumption, construction, and other functions of daily life Traditional remedies are derived from palms throughout the tropics and subtropics to cure many disorders. Since palms are part of the everyday life of nearly all people in Africa, it is expected that they are also important in the spiritual framework of rural life in Africa.