Wajoli African Wear on display at Ollie Mack Gentry Photography Studio

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Ollie Mack Gentry Photography Studio will showcase the works of Jessica Wajoli in June with receptions on June 2 and 16 at 2443 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.
Jessica Wajoli opened Wajoli African Wear in 2015. Her goal was to bring the natural beauty of her handmade jewelry, baskets and clothing to the United States.
Wajoli ‘s signature style has been broadly accepted in Southwest Florida and has created a niche product for clients in For Myers, Naples and Marco Island. Her clients enjoy the luxurious clothing and jewelry that represent the elegance of African culture and heritage. Her artisan products adorn the homes and heads of her clients. This allows them to enjoy the beauty, coolness and versatility of the woven materials, where each piece being a hand-crafted work of art. Wajoli designs have quickly become a fashion want in SW Florida thus nominating her for a Distinguished Entrepreneur Award for 2022.
“Life is a fragile, beautiful thing. I work within this fragility to craft original handmade baskets, clothes and jewelry pieces to last for generations. I have been attracted to the idea since I was a child, inspired by my ancestors, who were small business owners that cared for the well being of our African communities. Now I am bringing these pieces of art to the U.S. from Africa to share our culture and legacy. My pieces balance the delicacy of life and resiliency within each of us. I use materials and designs from Africa to help support women owned businesses by having them craft and develop my design ideas. Our pieces are simple, colorful and one of a kind,” says Jessica.
For more details, go online to, email, or call 239-823-9028
The exhibition will run June 1 – 30.


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