To complement the wedding look, Nigerian brides use traditional and stylish accessories. They are often handmade which adds a feeling of love and true care to their look and wedding atmosphere. These designs look overwhelming and unique but one still needs to pay some attention to the colour, size, style, material, and design. The variety of choices is unimaginably great, so we would like to share some photos of the most popular beads designs for the special day of your life. So, what are the latest Nigerian traditional wedding beads?
With so many hairstyles out there, which are the latest and the most age-appropriate for your kids? I bet you do not want your kid to have a common hairstyle. We also understand how hard it is for young girls to sit still for a long time while the hairstylist completes the hairdo. Therefore, we have rounded up less intricate braid hairstyles that are also stylish and practical.
The Weekender asked Statia’s historian Walter Hellebrand about the significance of blue beads: “Statia’s blue beads appeal to the imagination. It is because they are tangible reminders of a time long gone when life on the island was very different and there was slavery. For Statians, it is possible that one of their ancestors wore the beads, or stored them, because in addition to being used for adornment, they also represented wealth and status. They are one of the most direct and ownable links to the forefathers a Statian can have.
EMPOWERMENT: The process of transforming traditional women beaders from making personal jewellery to beading at a professional standard for economic gain has not been easy.
African wedding dresses are truly captivating, and usually very colorful. They often feature stylish headpieces and charming accessories. Plus, the clothes are made out of materials that are, most of the time, distinctive to the tribe as well as paired with some fascinating traditional meanings.
In 2003, Kenya’s famous pan-African gallery, African Heritage, co-founded by Alan Donovan and former Vice-President Joseph Murumbi, closed down its 51 outlets worldwide and suspended its shows highlighting African culture, textiles and fashions through Kenya’s African Heritage Festival that had travelled the world with its troupe of models, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, chefs, hairdressers and others.
The distinct contemporary take on East African bead-work characterised the leather wallets, handbags and sandals showcased by design house Zinj at the recent Tribal Chic.
The Intrepid Couple and the Story of Authentica African Imports” opens a window onto the life of Jack and Lydia Clemmons, a trailblazing African American couple who purchased a Charlotte farmstead in 1962.
It’s the first time Horn has ever exhibited his collection outside of his home. It’s also part of a two-pronged approach to celebrating African history at the museum. Horn’s collection opens alongside Miracles and Glory Abound, an exhibition of found-object “power figures” made by Pittsburgh-based artist Vanessa German. Both exhibitions open to the public on Sunday.
In “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Arts, Culture and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa,” which will open at the Block Museum of Art this Saturday, Berzock weaves an artistic narrative of a wealthy African king, the journey of gold from West Africa to Florence, Italy and the expansion of Islamic culture and language.