Mate Masie Curation was inspired by the West African adinkra symbol, Mate Masie. This symbol represents knowledge and understanding. It simply means, "What I hear, I keep." As curators of wearable art, we travel throughout the African continent building relationships and supporting local artisans. With an offering of both traditional and contemporary African designs, our goal is to educate and spur excitement about the birthplace of humanity while dispelling negative media images that have been formed over the years. Each piece we offer has a story behind it that we hope will help to foster a deeper appreciation and connection to the cultures of the African continent.