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Bonjour! My name is Adjos, and I am an African artist, designer, performer, and researcher. I was born and raised in the small West African country called Bénin. My most recent work involves adding African cloth patches to vintage denim, which I have been doing for about 5 years. My batik, which I have been doing for over 20 years, has become much more complex since I stopped making tourist batik, which often had designs of "African huts" and "masks." Now my works are pure creation, organic outpourings in which I experiment with color and form. I also work with some West African blacksmiths, weavers, and potters, and will list items from time to time. My business partner is American thus most items will be shipped from central Illinois.

As a gift to purchasers, we ship all items from the US at NO COST to you.

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  • Born on September 23
  • Joined June 9, 2011

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recycled clothing, wax prints, African cloth, indigo, natural dyes, bees wax, beads, vlisco, batik

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About

Bonjour! My name is Adjos, and I am an African artist, designer, performer, and researcher. I was born and raised in the small West African country called Bénin. My most recent work involves adding African cloth patches to vintage denim, which I have been doing for about 5 years. My batik, which I have been doing for over 20 years, has become much more complex since I stopped making tourist batik, which often had designs of "African huts" and "masks." Now my works are pure creation, organic outpourings in which I experiment with color and form. I also work with some West African blacksmiths, weavers, and potters, and will list items from time to time. My business partner is American thus most items will be shipped from central Illinois.

As a gift to purchasers, we ship all items from the US at NO COST to you.

SPECIAL ORDERS: I am happy to work on clothing that you send me. Convo me to explain what you would like.

I am also a recording artist/performer. Here is my most recent --albeit quickly thrown together-- music video called "Votez Pour La Paix" (Vote For Peace), which I released right before the 2011 elections in my home country of Bénin. Rather than supporting a politician, I encouraged a peaceful election.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX9RusiICsg

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