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Senegalese Designer Selly Raby Kane Shares 'Dakar City Of Birds'

Senegalese clothing label Selly Raby Kane shares a fantastical Fall/Winter 2015 collection entitled 'Dakar city of birds.'

Photos: Jean-Baptiste Joire


Selly Raby is the imaginative designer behind Senegalese clothing label Selly Raby Kane. Founded in 2008, SRK is a fantastical confluence of art and fashion in Dakar. After conceiving the pop art-infused Alien Cartoon capsule collection last year, the brand returns this season with a whimsical fall/winter line entitled Dakar City Of Birds. According to a press release, "This winter, Selly Raby Kane imagines an eclectic wardrobe where birds and sea creatures, wool and basin, melt to create an androgynous, playful, colorful and world inspired wardrobe." The collection features a series of colorful kimonos embellished with classic quilted wax prints and sea shrimp, seahorse, fish and parrot designs. The accompanying sweaters are patched in a Senegalese bayefall style. See photos from Selly Raby Kane's Fall/Winter 2015 lookbook, Dakar City Of Birds, shot by Jean-Baptiste Joire, in the gallery above. For more, watch SRK discuss her Alien Cartoons in the Senegalese episode of Swedish production collective Stocktown's Afripedia series.

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The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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