IN the seven years since the jewelry, clothing and art brand African Ark has been on the local scene, Johann Mohammed has revolutionised Caribbean fashion. If that sounds a bit dramatic, one need only take a close look at Mohammed's work to realise what the fuss is all about. To use words like “different” and “nice” when describing his pieces would be to underestimate the quality and artistry of his workmanship.
The eclectic artist and designer from Diego Martin started African Ark on a whim as a way of putting his handmade jewelry on the market. In the years that have followed, his tribal-chic aesthetic has grown in popularity, garnered many fans and has found its way to upmarkets and to The Shop at the Normandie Hotel in St Ann's.