Ankara and Beauty by Clement Mmaduakor Nwafor


Ankara and Beauty; 500-Piece Velvet-Touch, Jigsaw Puzzle


Clement Mmaduakor Nwafor is an award-winning and self-taught Nigerian artist who mixes collage and oil paint to create colorful, mixed-media paintings.


In Ankara and Beauty Series 2, Nwafor produces a masterful rendering of the gele, a Nigerian head-wrap made of Ankara fabric, highlighting the purity and grace of the portrait. The Ankara fabric, both as an object and as a metaphor, is his means of showing the beauty of Africa to the world.


Donations from the sale of this puzzle will go to the Malala Fund. 


Malala Fund breaks down the barriers preventing more than 130 million girls around the world from going to school. Malala Fund works in regions where the most girls miss out on secondary education. The priority countries are Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.