Verda Alaton has created Tohum out of her lifelong passion for natural beauty. A lifelong student of anthropology, she draws inspiration from her childhood fascination with exotic cultures, far away lands, arts and extensive travels throughout Asia and Africa. Verda Alaton is passionate about ethnic arts, particularly native adornment which combines natural forms with powerful expression. In 2009, after her first trip to West Africa, she launched Tohum to bring to life her unique perspective with a strong belief in simplicity and expressiveness.