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Named in honor of Aja, 'The African Goddess of Forests' in African mythology. This limited edition 'WILD' AJA piece is a collaboration between the renowned artist and illustrator Quentin Jones and Okapi. The unique patchwork masterpiece is a fusion of Okapi’s commitment to using disregarded and forgotten materials with Quentin’s signature surrealist style. This functional bag uses sustainably sourced ostrich leather featuring three side-by-side zipped clutches attached by snap buttons with an interchangeable ostrich feather charm hanging from one side.
AJA is the African Goddess of Forests in African mythology. She is the spirit of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers. She is a patron of the forest and all the animals within it. She is often thought of as a wise woman and she holds the secrets of botany and is a master of potions and healing herbs.
About Ostrich Shin
Okapi’s ostrich leather is sustainably and ethically sourced as a by-product of the existing free-range ostrich farming industry in South Africa. Through the close relationships which we have fostered with the farming communities in the Karoo region, we are able to give complete transparency and ensure that our natural materials are 100 % traceable, ethical and sustainably sourced. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure all processes are of the highest safety and quality, along with ethical production practices that respect both animal welfare and the environment. The uniqueness of our leathers is characterized by the deliberate inclusion of the natural markings that the animals incur in the wild. The natural markings that the animal incurs in the wild are included on the skins which are used. This gives each Okapi piece a more organic and changeable quality.
- Locally made
- Ethically sourced
- Entirely traceable