Rallying cry

Deborah Kiwi

Handmade boots, inspired by the beautiful and expressive art of African masks, which represent good and evil spirits, 2020.

Material: leather, suede and hand-dyed lining fabric from Congo.

Through a play on proportions, body parts are disfigured and enhanced, shapes are simplified and
/or exaggerated, bringing this tribal art to live. The leg is equally amplified with an unconventional silhouette, intentionally ignoring the idealised western notion of the female body, feeling empowered and deter modern day evil abuse. 

© Deborah Kiwi


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