I would like to share with you the project which I’ve been doing in Rwanda since 2011. The work started out with a fund from the UNESCO and Club Soroptimist and from that came out the Nyanzabijou jewlry brand. What I display here is the brochure of one collection called Ndi (which means “I am” in Kinyarwandan).
All the products you see in the brochure are made along with the Agatako Rwanda craftswoman, in Kigali. The project takes into account the relevance and preservation of the traditional craft with design thinking process in order to expand to marketplace.
I believe that these ‘products’ can reveal a lot of the country. My idea with this project was to combine most of the traditional techniques in a single product sharing the skills of Rwandan craft and drives the artisans towards being self-sustaining.