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Ankara and Beauty, is a 500-piece, Velvet-Touch puzzle, featuring the artwork of Clement Mmaduakor Nwafor, an award-winning, self-taught, Nigerian artist who mixes collage and oil paint to create colorful, mixed-media paintings. In Ankara and Beauty, Nwafor produces a masterful rendering of the gele, a Nigerian headwrap made of Ankara fabric, highlighting the purity and grace of the portrait. The Ankara fabric, both as an object and as a metaphor, is his means of showing the beauty of Africa to the world.The Art & Fable printing process produces richly colored puzzle pieces with a soft, velvety feel, and absolutely no distracting puzzle glare. Looking beyond the beautifully designed box, each puzzle contains 3 bonus features. First, is a sturdy, Velvet-Touch print, suitable for framing. The print provides maximum enjoyment of the artwork during puzzling, and long after. Second, we provide a very handy box-top stand. And third, we include a re-closeable bag to prevent lost pieces. Art & Fable Puzzle Company gives back with every puzzle sold. In many situations the artist chooses the charity for us to support, allowing the funds to go back into the community where they reside. Nwafor's puzzle, ankara and Beauty, supports the Malala Fund in Nigeria, in hopes that the girls in his country will have better access to education.

Ankara and Beauty, Series 2: 500 Piece Puzzle