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Christmas Ornaments

Senegalese Wax Cloth King Ornaments

Swahili Modern


  • Senegalese artisans fashion these sumptuous ornaments from wire and fabric, then adorn each figure with vibrant costumes stitched from local waxed cloth. The wire frames allow the kings to be hung as ornaments or seated.

    Each ornament will vary with assorted bright jewel tone wax cloth designs. Measures 6"T x 4"W. No two are exactly the same.

  • These beautiful King ornaments are made from wax cloth by a Senegalese tailor named Abdoulaye. He works with his two brothers in a popular market in the center of Dakar. He's well-connected in the diplomatic community, and provides tailoring services for a number of expatriate families. His relationship with a wider global community gives him a wealth of ideas, which he creatively interprets with a Senegalese twist.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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