Black Constellation

Founded eons ago, The Black Constellation consists of a unified cross disciplinary guild of Soothsayers, Makers, Empaths, and Channels. Their terrestrial offerings have been a myriad of elements including: sentient offspring production, the facilitation of cultural phenomenon, the perpetuation of ancient ritual, and the undertaking of the new and remarkable. In all things, The Black Constellation combines the astral and the earthly; the gorgeous with the abjectly honest; the ancient with the as of yet unimagined. This cosmic body of work exists while remaining in constant communion with the Sacred.
-Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes

The crest draws reference to Octavia Butler’s novel “The Wild Seed”, with the pictured seed here giving life to an iconography that has been imagined for Anyanwu, the Shape Shifters, and people of that form.

Vest (outer): Boiled Wool, Embossed Lamb skin, Northern Bobwhite quail feathers.
Vest (inner): Quilted cotton, Print of a German Solar System Study with Sun Ra.
Lower Panel: Hmong Embroidery/Block Print/Dyeing, lined with Denim Chambray.
Crest: Wool Chenille and Embroidery.


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