While these fashion accessories are very widely-known, not many would have thought that there is an elaborate naming system for waist beads.
Award-winning TV personality, Oheneyere Gifty Anti, has shared a new photo of herself that has got social media raving about her style.
Beadwork has been currency and language on the African continent for eons. From expressing love to one’s status symbol, to using them as feminine enhancements, in the form of waist beads, it appears you cannot tell Africa’s story without mentioning beads.
The CVHS’ Action in Africa club is dedicated to improving the Community Center by raising money through various fundraisers. One of their most prominent fundraisers was holding a photobooth at the 2020 CVHS Valentines Day Dance which raised a sizable profit for the center
The Hamar tribe is a pastoral community that lives in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. The tribe has an estimated population of 20,000.
Hamar women wear thin ochre dreadlocks, called goscha, on their hair. They create their dreadlocks by binding water with resin. To add to their distinct look, women wear colorful beaded jewelry.
Africa is often seen as the home of precious gemstones and metals, with the world’s leading jewelry houses sourcing a steady stream of diamonds, gold and other minerals from the continent.
Recently her work was on display on the cover of fashion magazine Glamour, when she braided and styled TV personality and rapper Boity Thulo.
The month of May is a celebration of what it means to be African to deepen and expand our knowledge, engage in cultural exchanges and sharpen our ideas, but also to come together as one.
From art pieces such as, ‘Oduduwa’, ‘Yemoja’, ‘Ere Ibeji’ as well as royal paraphernalia like shoes, ‘irukere’ (horse whisk), and others; Olafisoye flaunts his vast knowledge of the cultural and spiritual world of African tradition. And the fashion accessories are meant for traditional chiefs and kings based on categorisation.
In the initial stages of her business in 2015, Mwilaria displayed her jewellery and paintings on the walls of a timber retail shop where she worked.