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Discover: AMINATU

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Her existence is shrouded in legend and mystery, but her status as an ancient warrior queen is undisputed. Weโ€™re talking about Aminatu โ€“ or Amina โ€“ a fierce fighter who is celebrated in the pages of several historical texts, including the โ€œKano Chronicle,โ€ which was penned in the 1800โ€™s.

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The pattern that adorns our Aminatu collection is truly fit for a queen โ€“ or a fearsome warrior, whichever you prefer.

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Of the many Hausa queens that ruled over the West African savanna, Amina was the most celebrated of them all: as the daughter of a prominent government official and the sister of Zazzauโ€™s eventual King, she possessed unbelievable prowess as a warrior, and fought in all four wars started during her siblingโ€™s rule.

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Amina was a real one-woman show. She was so enamored with her life as a fighter that she shook off any and all suitors that tried to pique her interest, and upon her brotherโ€™s death, the people of Zazzau welcomed her to the throne with open arms. Within a few months, she was once again rushing towards the battlefield, helping expand her territory to the south and the west until the combat she so loved finally claimed her life.

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The pattern that adorns our Aminatu collectionย is truly fit for a queen โ€“ or a fearsome warrior, whichever you prefer. Inspired by traditional kaleidoscopic African prints, its regal navy and white palette is elevated by a touch of blush pink running along its seams. Available in a range of flattering cuts, many of which feature a collection-specific merrow edge, this pattern is fit for a queen.

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