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Mudwaro: The Roots of Namibian Fashion Workshop


Mudwaro is the Rukwangali word for clothing. The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) hereby invites Namibian fashion designers, seamstresses and tailors making clothes and accessories to apply to participate in a workshop. The workshop will give individuals working in the industry the opportunity to interact with historical artifacts.

The aim of the workshop is to inspire young Namibian creatives to draw on our cultural roots to develop products that can be worn that will have a uniquely Namibian identity.

The workshop is part of the Museum of Namibian Fashion project which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and will take place at a venue near Windhoek. Accommodation and meals for participants will be covered and some assistance can be provided with transport costs.

After the workshop, participants will be invited to submit ideas for making an item or accessory. A number of participants will be commissioned to produce products for show or sale at the Museum of Namibian Fashion.

Anyone interested in participating can obtain an application form from Mr Muifi at Applicants will be expected to include images of their previous work and must be Namibian citizens. The deadline for application is on 31 December, 2020 at midnight.

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