One day I found a beautiful Afoxé, a percussion instrument handmade out of a calabash gourd wrapped in a net of knotted rope and beats.

This Afro Brazilian instrument is often used in spiritual and black activism related music and dance performances. The afoxé became very popular in Bahia, Northern Brazil, which for me is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

The knotted rope around the instrument inspired me to develop our hand knotted design for LUCKY.