COCOA BIJOU | Tote Bag
Carry your precious goodies with you confidently using this durable cotton tote bag which features the sun goddess Azuka. A Black woman standing tall while soaking up the sun in all of her vibrant glory.
// Designed and hand-illustrated by Kristen Mimms Scavnicky of Cocoa Bijou
// 100% cotton twill
// Dimensions: 16” x 14 ½” x 5”
// 1” wide dual straps, 24 1/2" length
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.