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ANANSI

The Anansi Stories – Anansi, is a luxury handbag line founded by Samantha White. Her vision was to bring African-inspired luxury leather handbags to the chic woman who yearn for colour and authentic print. The name Anansi originated from Ghana, West Africa, where oral stories of wisdom were widely told. These tales were represented by a clever spider named Anansi, who spread the stories across the Carribean, South America and North America. Much like the Anansi stories, Samantha has drawn inspiration for her handbag line from varied heritage and travels – born to Jamaican parents, raised in Canada, and now splitting her time between Ghana and UK, her life is a mixture of many places of the African Diaspora. The Anansi range features handbags to be integrated into a woman’s everyday wardrobe, while adding an afro-chic twist. The vision is to create a line that you can take from work to play, and day to night while still inspired by the iconic authentic heritage and prints and weaves popularized across the African continent.