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Shanga Moyo by Bibi

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NOW Gallery presents a pop up art installation by designer Bibi Ahmed as part of London Design Festival 2022. 

Ahmed weaves intricate patterns and shapes with beads to create elaborate corsets, hats and accessories. The Shanga kiosk is inspired by the vivid Mpesa booths in Kenya and will be adorned with Ahmed’s beaded sculptural works. 

“The space is part of my childhood, culture and creativity and is a representation of the world that continues to inspire my art today.  

I started making clothes for dolls back when I was growing up in Kenya. As a child, I was aware of the many varieties of beads and sequins around me. I like to mix crystals with beads. I love bling!   

The vibrant kiosks, booths and beads have been around me for as long as I can remember, shaping my sense of colour, patterns and designs. I want to share these memories, whilst paying homage to my heritage and culture.” 

Bibi Ahmed

 

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