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Knowledge by Roots – English subtitles

Knowlegde by Roots (KBR) is a new brand developed by Lukas Eleuwarin. He is a Moluccan fashion designer who grew up in the Netherlands. One of his ancestors is Raja Waer, a local king from the original Wandan (Banda) community. Already before the year 1621 Raja Waer decided to leave Banda behind and settled on the Kei islands, a small archipelago in the Southeastern part of Maluku, Indonesia. He founded the village Dian on Kei Kecil. Until today this is the place where the Wandan-descendants live and keep their history alive. This is Lukas’ story. The year 1621 is an important date as this was the year that the genocide on the Banda-islands was carried out by the VOC under leadership of Jan Pieterszoon Coen. It was also the year that the West-Indische Compagnie (WIC, West-Indian Company) was founded. In 2021 this was 400 years ago. With his brand Lukas wants to encourage people to think more about their roots. What is your story?

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