Hi, I'm Souadou Barry, Founder and creative director of Fulani and I wanted to share with you a little bit about the creative process behind Fulani bags.
I get my inspiration from my travels, and my designs are a reflection of all I have seen, felt and loved.
Fulani is the name of a nomadic population who encountered many different cultures in their journeys, each of them making them who they are. Like my nomadic ancestors, my inspiration comes from all the places I have been, and where I come from.
A few years ago I fell in love with a traditional hand woven fabric from Senegal, called Rabaal. From there the vision to use this rich and colorful fabric as an inspiration for a handbag line was born. With so many pattern and color possibilities the design options are endless.
Fulani takes an ancient pattern and makes it contemporary again. When designing, I like to keep the collection simple with elegant lines to compliment the eclectic fabric insert I use. Soft leather frame and luxury hardware give it a contemporary touch while the craftsmanship makes it timeless.
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