TAILORS AND WEARERS – PLATFORM FOR AFRO-SURINAMESE FASHION AND HERITAGE
Tailors & Wearers is committed to education, participation and the presentation of Afro-Surinamese costumes and
fashion. As a platform they contribute to the preservation, the development and the accessibility of the knowledge
and skills that are part of this Afro-Surinamese heritage. The historic context of the origins of this costume and the
meaning is takes from its turbulent history are central themes. Through research, activities and educational
products, Tailors & Wearers brings people together. They published the book Goma Weri and organised an
exhibition about the angisa (a starched and woven headscarf). As such, the Masters Angisa, in collaboration with
a group of kotomisi from Rotterdam, share their knowledge with new generations.