ZAAF is a collection of handcrafted luxury leather handbags and accessories produced by artisans in Ethiopia. ZAAF™ is a word that means “tree” in the ancient and noble Amharic language.
ZAAF’s creations see their genesis in a process of meticulous excellence that exists in each and every step of their fashioning. Each piece draws its inspiration from a particular region, and is crafted with the finest materials that come from natural resources unique to the latter. Color, texture, and ageless patterns made on a traditional loom, are beautifully merged to create a discrete statement of elegance and practicality that reflect those same characteristics of those who are at home in the world.
Born in a remote village in the Ethiopian province of Wollo, ZAAF’s creative director, Abai Schulze, echoes deep influences that span from the countryside to the capitals of the world where she has lived and studied. Her life journey has taken her from an orphanage in Addis Ababa to the United States and the rest of the world, and back to Ethiopia. She is committed to using her background in economics and fine arts to create unique and practical expressions of beauty, and to open avenues of opportunity for talented artisans in Ethiopia and the rest of Africa. Her designs draw upon precious cultural relics and allow them renewed expression through fresh, uplifting and modern designs.
- CategoryApparel & Accessories, Handbags & Leather Goods, Online Shopping, Women's Clothing
- Tagsbags, briefcase, case, collections, duffle, handbag, handbags, luxury, portfolio, sleeve, tablet, tote, weekender, womens
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