The world of ESI
Esi refers to the divine earth in all its splendor, magic and fragility. Esi is a word in Yemba, a language from the grassfields region of Cameroon also nicknamed miniature Africa. In that Eden of high and mighty hills and mountain tops, of volcanic crater lakes, majestic falls and forests, the soil is generally of laterite, a refined red-brown ochre. The nature is always exuberant and mischievous yet regal and mystical. Each limited edition ESI piece is a tribute to that colorful and unbridled land of the origins and carries within its soul a piece of eternal grace.
A Traditional Gift
Our ancestors used to artfully pack presents in beautiful fabrics, honoring the recipient of their generosity not only with the gift, but as well with the effort put in the wrapping. They would pay respect to Esi in many ways and favoring reusable packaging was one of them: They knew, even intuitively, how fragile the balance of nature was and how vital of a role we have in maintaining it. All limited edition Esi scarves are placed in a box and beautifully wrapped in a reusable fabric inspired by the Toghu, a precious handmade embroidered cloth from the grassfields region of Cameroon.