-- About ONEEKI --

 

Oneeki      [pronounced Oh-nee-kail]

A feminine Yoruba name meaning “treat her tenderly for me.”


Oneeki Design and Collectables
is a free-form company producing a variety of arts whose specialty is custom made dolls and wearable art.

In 1992 Oneeki (a.k.a. Paula Whaley)  started working with clay as a healing tool, and continued using her art to bring social awearness to  important social issues. Oneeki displays her creativity through clothing design and jewelry and has progressed to soft sculptures, made of metal, fabric, and clay, Her artworks are reminiscent of the Masai and Fulani of Africa.

Oneeki's art is infused with African spirit and ancestral power. Her aesthetic resonates with an elemental presence as if the spirit of the earth has risen up to take shape in her forms.

Presented on the pages of this website are beautiful African Sculptures, Ancestral Dolls, and more!  Enjoy!