COCOA BIJOU | Bandana
Wrap it around your neck. Wrap it around your gifts. No matter what you do with these bandanas, you'll be able to easily turn this humble accessory into a quietly chic fashion statement.
// Designed and hand-illustrated by Kristen Mimms Scavnicky of Cocoa Bijou
// Digitally printed 100% pima cotton with machine hem
// Dimensions: 29" x 29"
// Here's some tips on how to wear a bandana
Meet Kristen Mimms Scavnicky, the artist behind Cocoa Bijou who loves to draw what's in her mindscape.
The work you see is rooted in everything she has experienced as a Black woman and continues to learn about her African heritage. As a Black American, uncertain of her true ancestry, her artwork and meditative drawing process has served as a journey to find a connection with my ancestors.
The line work she produces is situated somewhere between reality and the dreamscape; the safe space that brings us relief during meditation. The tick mark lines are an adaptation of Ichi, which is a scarification of the skin signifying the nobility of a person in Igbo society. The individual Ichi lines symbolize the rays of the sun, hence her main concept - love & light.