Mansa Mmusa is built on the spirit of the famed Monarch. 10th king of the Malian Empire, his story is one of unfathomable magnificence. Etched in history is his ubiquitous pilgrimage to Mecca.
Clad in brocade and Persian silk, Mansa Mmusa along with 60,000 men, a cohort of 12,000 slaves and 80 camels bearing 300 pounds of gold each wound across the desert as far as the eye could see.His was a journey in search of the world’s best scholars, architects and artisans to build his dream; an empire of spectacular wonder and beauty unlike any other in the world.
Mansa Mmusa is a glimpse of His Utopia, a world of artisanal excellence founded on man’s perpetual quest for perfection. Each piece celebrates the dexterity and finesse of a dying breed of African master craftsmen, sought from all corners of the continent. Descendants from a lineage of craftsmen whose very existence was in dedicated servitude to royal households; they remain custodians of ancient métier.