2500 Bayou Road - New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 758-0983 (cell) - (504) 251-4702 (cell) - (504) 317-7570 (store)
King and Queen Emporium International, Inc. was established since the beginning of time but actually founded in February of 1994. Sister Andaiye started the company with several packs of incense, a few bottles of oil and less than a dozen pieces of hand-crafted jewelry. Today, King & Queen Emporium Int’l is one of the leading distributors of unique domestic and imported cultural items. Most products are handmade by the two Queens Andaiye & Sula, using all natural ingredients. King & Queen Emporium Int’l attempts to provide the best product selection of authentic items from the most reputable dealers from around the world – especially Mother Africa! We are very thankful and humbled to provide you with friendly, gracious and royal service.
...combines her ancestral wisdom with the gift of "epic memory" to create art. The ability to recall complicated techniques such as knot tying, sewing, weaving patterns and beading from her ancestral memory allows her work to flourish. The artist began creating as a means of therapy and spiritual upliftment.
The Artist Andaiye holds a Pre-Medical Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. Her academic and spiritual background affords her the ability to create natural, hypo-allergenic healing soaps and bath & body products.
...Woman of Peace – Medicine Queen, Singer, Songwriter, Author, Entrepreneur, Artist, Birth Doula and Akan Priestess: she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinguished honors in African Studies and English Literature from Rutgers University in New Jersey (1994). She has traveled extensively throughout Africa and the Caribbean and has been with Operation Crossroads Africa volunteering around the continent of Africa since 1992. She serves as International Representative of the company.
She is also a singer/songwriter with the world beat/reggae band Zion Trinity who salute the Orisha in song and gives a kicking Reggae show as well! She is the proud co-owner of King & Queen Emporium Int’l and the recent author of the Book & CD Project “Spirit of the Orisha.” (www.ziontrinityband.com)
In addition, she creates unique fragrances, dynamic hand-crafted jewelry, hand-made incense and is also a great mother! In addition, She is a Spiritualist and Medicine Queen who calls on the ancient formulas and herbal medicine of her Ancestors to make the products and heal the people through the inclusion of powerful prayers. She is also a singer/songwriter with the Reggae/World Beat Band - Zion Trinity (www.ziontrinityband.com)
"Instead of allowing negative, destructive energy to overwhelm my life, I decided to re-channel that energy into positive, creative energy. In other words, I'm taking lemons, making lemonade, adding sweetness and selling it."