minzuu magazine

Editor's Note


With hues inspired by nature and delicate textures, Indian designer Jigisha Petal unveils the immensely rich expressions hidden in the 5,000-year-old textile art of wool felt. 

In north-western Tanzania, a collection of tastefully colored and meticulously crafted baskets reveals the strong optimism and convivial nature of their makers, Burundian refugee artisans who fled from decades of violence in their home country.

The significance of design is evident in this issue. Good design infuses new life into the old, and lights up the darkness with hope and joy. We love this quote by designer Lorinda Mamo: "Every great design begins with an even better story." And we invite you to discover the beautiful stories behind them all.



   India 
 INTERVIEW: JIGISHA PETAL 
   unveiling the expressions of felt

  THE MAKING: FELTED BY UNNU 
    handmade artistry X industrial production 

   Burundi / Tanzania 
  CRAFTED AMIDST CRISIS 
    a special collection crafted by Burundian refugees 
 
  IN DISPLACEMENT: A PHOTO DOCUMENTARY
    from Burundi to Tanzania, the Mtendeli refugee camp

  WOVEN WITH HOPE
    refuge artisans and their beautiful craft 

  ARTISAN PROFILE
  get to know the stories of Esperance and Nyamvura 

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