In our #WisdomWednesdays series we share Yorùbá òwe or proverbs from Prof. Oyekan Owomoyela’s Yoruba Proverbs. Some of the òwe can be read here.
As you know our mission is to encourage creative expansion. One way to choose to do that is through the expression of African thoughts in an African way. We show each òwe in both N’Ko script and in the latin script. Below we offer our interpretation. Share yours with us on instagram @olona.de or email us!
We feel the same way about the design (or lack thereof) of African motifs within surface pattern design. Clearly there have been precedents; however, one thing that we do, that others don’t, is utilize Sankofa as a verb.
What are the new African motifs and themes? You’ll help us pattern a new African century won’t you?
In short, The Relief, and The Artist Arrive.