tribalimmunity

Innovative Design from an African Perspective.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 343 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4 out of 5 stars (88)

tribalimmunity

Innovative Design from an African Perspective.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 343 Sales

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Tamara Kae

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Tamara Kae

Announcement    To learn more about the brand and special promotions visit our official website: www.tribalimmunity.com
Like us on FB, IG & Twitter for daily updates! @tribalimmunity

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 19, 2019

To learn more about the brand and special promotions visit our official website: www.tribalimmunity.com
Like us on FB, IG & Twitter for daily updates! @tribalimmunity

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About tribalimmunity

Sales 343
On Etsy since 2010

Handpainting from an African Perspective

Tribal Immunity is an African-centered brand established by me, artist and educator, Tamara Kae. My main goal is to celebrate the African aesthetic in a world where indigenous art forms are exploited. Tribal Immunity celebrates the contributions of Africans worldwide through visual arts, independent research & education.

I specialize in hand-painting, adinkra stamping, jewelry-making & digital design using contemporary & traditional African design techniques. I would consider much of my work a form of textile re-design, using my canvas (clothing, purses, wood, etc.) to create wearable works of art.

Tribal Immunity has grown from funky t-shirts painted in my dorm room into a high-end business through determination and focus. My materials include handmade tools created by myself and West African textile designers. High quality inks, paints, adhesives, and sealers are used to give each piece a lasting effect. I treat each item as a blank canvas, planning and maneuvering my design as necessary to complement the unique style of the canvas. Much research is done to pay homage to traditional African textile design.

Having a skillful tradesman for a father, and a multifaceted designer for a mother, I realized at an early age the importance of self-reliance, spending much of my childhood watching my parents run a successful clothing business. I have always celebrated my rural Jamaican heritage , while respecting my experiences as a Newark, NJ youth.

My love for Rastafari, education, and the arts have been my greatest inspirations. It was while attending Howard University, a Mecca for Black thought, that I first conceptualized the Tribal immunity brand.

Feel free to browse my site to learn more about my work, or shop for my latest wearable creations!

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Shop members

  • Tamara Kae

    Owner, Creator

    I realized at an early age the importance of self-reliance, spending much of my childhood watching my parents run a successful clothing business. I am an artist on a mission to paint my history!

Production partners

  • African Fair Trade Wholesaler

    Eugene, OR

    A fair trade supplier of handmade African products.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2014
Tribal Immunity is a lifestyle brand that celebrates the African experience worldwide through art. Specializing in hand-painted clothing, and inspired by the beauties of life, please feel free to join the tribal immunity movement!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No Refunds. Exchange Only for Non-custom purchases.

Please contact me within 7 days of the delivery confirmation if you would like to exchange your order. At that time, please notify me of what item you would like to exchange your item for.

Please note that you can only exchange an item for a ready-to-ship item, not a custom/Made-to-Order item.
Payment
If payment is not received within 5 business days, the sale will be canceled and the item will be re-listed.
Shipping
All domestic orders will ship USPS with delivery confirmation within 1-2 weeks of your payment, unless your order is custom which can take anywhere from 1-5 weeks to ship depending on the item or the date is payment processed.

If your item takes more than 2 weeks to ship, I will notify you via Etsy.

International shipping can be arranged upon request, with the buyer assuming all related costs.

Please note I do not assume responsibility for lost or damaged shipments.

Please, make sure that your shipping address on PayPal is up to date.

Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Items in shop are hand-painted and are one-of-a-kind, which means that each item is unique in its design and may not EXACTLY resemble that of the original photographs. Items photographed may have a slightly different color in person.

Please take this into consideration when ordering, especially when items have intricate designs.