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AFAC 2017: Hannah’s Senegalese art boutique- a convergence of good looks and products

By OSA AMADI

Mrs. Hannah’s pavilion at the 2017 AFAC Expo is filled with creatively tailored fabrics and necklaces made of beads as charming as her looks. She specializes in Senegalese brands.

Hannah and sister at the pavilion

Although her products can be made in Nigeria, Hannah said she prefers to go to Senegal, spend about two weeks making them, and then fly them back to Nigeria. “We have people that can make these products here; they can be made in Wuse, Garki, or the Ultra-Modern Market, but they may delay it,” she said.

There are products for everyone, ranging from designs on what she called dried lace fabrics (which goes for N45, 000) to the more affordable ones.

At another section of the same pavilion, Hannah’s relation displays her own products – coral beads and pearls embroidered into fabrics, which she said are very durable and last for a lifetime. “They can also be repurposed or refashioned,” she said.

A strong combination of the ladies’ charming beauties and their exquisite products therefore make it almost impossible for visitors to the 2017 African Arts & Craft Expo to pass Hannah’s Senegalese stand without stepping inside. As a whole, they form the beautiful things Nigeria has to offer.

 


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