It should be a spectacle because every inch of “Spoek 1,” inside and out, is beaded — 70 million beads in total. When it rolls, the hubcaps are like kaleidoscopes and the gun turret is hypnotic as it catches sunlight.
A history of beads and African hair jewelry told through the unforgettable story of Baroness Floella Benjamin.
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.
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.
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.
Everything is hand-made, right through from the beaded necklaces strung together from carefully selected beads, to bags and shoes that are hand-stitched to give each item an intricate detailed finishing touch.
Donning a waist bead also known as belly beads is a common practice among many Kenyan and African women and a cultural practice to serve many celebratory purposes.
South Africa is one of the most culturally endowed countries in Africa. South African cultural festivals, customs and dress code are confidently being upheld. In as much as westernisation is on the verge of doing away with the cultural beliefs of most African communities, South Africa still has its customs intact. South African traditional dresses are proof of this.