Birgit Enkirch, born in Berlin, studied painting, art history, and for her post-graduate studies "textile design" at the Berlin University of Arts. After her studies, she worked for many years as a freelance painter before she began working as a costume designer, and in 2000 she founded her company for the production of historical costumes. 


The company Gandiva designs authentic historical costumes for public clients and private individuals. Customers include museums, musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists, as well as bridal couples, visitors to balls and historical events.

You can find a television portrait of Gandiva under "Tudor" and another portrait on the "Regency" page.