Knowledge by Roots (KBR) is a new clothing brand from Lukas Eleuwarin. He is a Dutch-Moluccan fashion designer who grew up in the Moluccan neighborhood in Zevenaar. One of his ancestors is Raja Waer, king of the original Wandan (Banda) community.
1621 is an important date because this was the year that the genocide on the Banda Islands was carried out by the VOC led by Jan Pieterszoon Coen. It was also the year that the West India Company (WIC) was founded. In 2021 this would have been 400 years ago. With his brand, Lukas hopes that more people will start thinking about their roots.
The prototype of this hoodie has been added to the collection of the National Maritime museum.