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Kitenge is an East African cotton fabric printed in various colors and distinctive patterns. It has its origin from Kiswahili Kitenge. It is often worn by women and wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. It is popular in many African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Liberia, Rwanda,…

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Traditional glass beads of Ghana are often referred to as Krobo beads, the Krobo mountains being the main area of production. These beads are made from recycled glass. Bottles and other glass items are first washed and sorted by colors. They are then broken into small fragments for making translucent beads, or pounded with a…

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Father’s Day is just here and there’s no denying that dads all over the world also deserve a day to be celebrated, but it’s quite easy to forget to pick out something special for dad seeing that we had a hard time getting something for mom. Not to worry! We’ve decided to put together a…

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The Himba tribe of  Namibia are quite fascinating from their beauty tricks to their handmade jewelry we are indeed fascinated. Here are 10 Things You Need To Know About The Himba Tribe 1. The Himba also known as  OmuHimba or OvaHimba are an indigenous ethnic group found in northern Namibia. 2. The OvaHimba are a semi-nomadic, pastoral people who…

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and there’s no denying that moms deserve a day to be celebrated, but somehow every year Mother’s Day creeps up on us quicker than anticipated. Picking out thoughtful gifts might seem stressful and even give us a hard time. We’ve decided to put together a quick mother’s day…

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We recently chatted with Adedamola Adepoyigi-Osinubi, creative director of  Mabeli Nigeria, bag designer, and a Zoede vendor.  Adedamola always had a thing for designing and producing handmade bags and she took this a step further by launching Mabeli Nigeria in 2016. In this interview, we discuss her journey into the world of bag designing and production, the challenges…

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  Cowrie shells are definitely one of the single most recognizable symbols of African culture today. Not only have they been used as currency they also have other religious and cultural symbolism. According to Wikipedia; Cowry or cowrie is the common name for a group of small to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cypraeidae. It is majorly found in…