MIJU is a collection of accessories made by hand, inspired by the vast oceans & the small communities we form around them.Many pieces in the collection are made with fair trade materials and incorporate hand crafted stones and beads. The collection is meant to be a visual journey through West Africa. More specifically Ghana, and it's far reaching bead culture.
Constantly under-acknowledged in modern American & European society , throughout Western Africa are places with a rich history of bead making that dates back thousands of years. Almost every piece includes some type of these beads in some way, making each one of a kind. Each style of bead is made by hand, using traditions that have been passed down throughout generations & between tribes. These practices are kept alive by markets like those found in Accra, Ghana's capital which allow artisans to share their work with the world.