My research is the first archaeological excavation of the castle. I became interested in the history of the castle when several years ago, my aunt remarked: Go to the castle and see your surname inscribed on the castle wall.
Mere words on a page cannot prepare you for the first sight of this multi-layered show through the double doors of Tramway’s main space.
The rich history of Ghanaian beads dates back to ancient times when they were first used as the King’s currency for the exchange of slaves, textiles and alcohol.
Researchers present an expanded analysis of African ostrich eggshell beads, testing the hypothesis that larger beads signal the arrival of herders. The data reveals a more nuanced interpretation that provides greater insight into the history of economic change and cultural contact.
Maasai warriors wearing red and women wearing beads have come to be seen as symbols of ‘traditional’ Africa. These colourful glass beads and red blankets play an important role inMaasai culture.
The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to welcome Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, opened on Saturday, August 17. This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Beads are used in various parts of Africa as adornment or works of art. Beads can be in form of an anklet, bracelet, waist chain, necklace, rings, and earrings
Iziqhaza were worn in the olden days to differentiate Zulus from other tribes and as a symbol of pride. To stand out, Griffiths has taken the Iziqhaza concept and modified it to make it more sophisticated.
Beaded costumes designed for the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans by artist and educator Big Chief Demond Melancon were on show at London’s V&A museum for London Design Festival.