This African-inspired print comes from Oakland designer Temidayo Adedokun's new Ade + Ayo line.
Our Tukula print is a playful interpretation of kuba cloth - a textile traditionally handwoven by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba cloth is woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves that are then dyed using natural dyes.
This fabric originated in the 17th century and is characterized by bold patterns that suggest movement. Of the 17 ways that a design can be repetitively varied on a surface, the Kuba people have exploited twelve in their cloths! Amazing. Historically, the Kuba people have used these cloths as wrappers, skirts, sleeping mats and even currency.
We've named this print "Tukula,” the Bakuba word for the red pigment obtained from the heartwood of indigenous trees and traditionally applied to art and cloth created by the Kuba people.
Bring your baby home in style with our top knot hat, carefully crafted to keep your little one comfortable without compromising style. Easily tie the knot to adjust the height of the hat, making for the perfect fit. Roll the bottom of the hat up or down to adjust the fit or the look! Pairs perfectly with our other styles including the bodysuit, sleeveless romper and jumpsuit.
- Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
- One size fits newborn to 3 months
- Machine washable for easy care
“Ade + Ayo” combines the Yoruba (Nigerian language) words for “crown” and “joy,” reflecting the pride and happiness children bring to their parents’ lives.