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?
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 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.
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.
Whirling masked spirits clad in raffia and laughing children daubed with clay dance across the pages of “African Twilight”, the latest book by two photographers documenting rapidly vanishing rituals across the continent.
So what exactly are waistbeads? Judging from the name itself, these are pieces of beads, glass,wood, dried fruits and even dried skin that is put together, mostly threaded or sewn around a woman’s waist for various reasons. Let’s get to the nitty-gritty and find out these reasons;
To experience a taste of African culture deep inside the Big Apple, visitors – including many Senegalese – turn to Le Petit Senegal (Little Senegal), a West African neighborhood in West Harlem, New York.
“The house was full of African masks and sculptures, like in museums. I told myself that if I go to Africa, I will collect them, too.”