Inspired by her native Sierra Leone, this designer’s Victorian home is full of vibrant fabrics and West African touches
Jewellery makes me feel more beautiful and elegant in public. This gives me a higher self-esteem
On the opening day of “Get Up, Stand Up Now — Generations of Black Creative Pioneers,” lines of visitors snaked around the courtyard of London’s Somerset House.
This Heritage Month, we take a look at some of the traditional clothing worn by our beautiful nation.
The couple paid homage to their African heritage and life together.
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 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.