In a recent New York Times article, Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter, says some of the costumes for Lupita Ngong'o character were inspired by the Surmi tribe of Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Ethio Sky works extensively with the tribes in Omo Valley, bringing you their tribal crafts. The Hamar tribe makes our beaded necklaces (see JEWELRY), the Ari tribe creates our Giving Beauty patterns. Ethio Sky provides a college scholarship to a young man in the Surmi tribe. Read more about Black Panther inspiration here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/movies/black-panther-afrofuturism-costumes-ruth-carter.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmovies&action=click&contentCollection=movies®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront
Music I'm listening to & loving: Ugandan musician Michael Kiwanuka's majestic and soulful song "Cold Little Heart"--the LONG version! Featured on Big Little Lies. (sound file below) My go-to relaxing song is always Mulatu Asteke's "Tezeta". I've tried nu
Famine zone now includes Omo Valley. This historic famine has now engulfed Omo Valley which is on the border of South Sudan. This is not good news and we are working even harder to help the people affected. You can help too by purchasing an Ethio Sky pro
Katy Perry & Julia Roberts like my dress! On Sunday, I was at Luv & Sunshine pop up party in Topanga Canyon. A super cute woman came in and told me how much she loved my dress. Of course I told her all about the Ethiopian history behind the coffee ceremo
Summer Sarongs coming soon! Patterns based on Nuritu, Aregash and Gaymo's paintings! Each sarong comes with a free scarf/head wrap.