Awa Jewelry, from Austria to Sierra Leone.

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Just discovered the accessories of Parsons graduate, Austria born Sierra Leonean talent Awa Kamara.
Her sophisticated, handmade pieces carry the signature of her own personal cultural fusion — African grace, Austrian conservatism and a twist of New York eclecticism — and a fresh indie chic vibe.
Awa was born in Vienna and then lived in her ancestral home of Sierra Leone till the age of 5, when she returned to Austria. Growing up in Salzburg, she was exposed to the cultural legacy of the city and developed a love for art and craft work at an early age. She went on to earn a BA in fashion design and business management in Austria, followed by color theory courses at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. She worked for companies such as Cotton Inc., The Color Association of the United States, Here & There and Material ConneXion. Awa launched Awa Jewelry in 2010. (culled from www.awakamara.com)