Tag: handmade jewelry

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Beaded Jewelry Care African beads come in different colors, shapes and sizes. They are equally made from different organic materials; glass, wood, gemstones, bone, shell, and in recent times plastic but the one thing that these beads deserve is proper handling and care. Over the years African beads have been made into necklaces, bangles, bracelets,…

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The first country that comes to mind at the mention of Kente Cloth is Ghana, the West African country best known for this brightly coloured woven fabric. Today on the blog, we take a quick look at the origin, meaning and uses of the Ghanaian Kente Cloth. History and Origins Where did the Kente cloth…

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Today on the blog we take a look at the Zulu tribe predominantly found in South Africa. Here are some notable facts about them. LOCATION The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10–11 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Some members of this group have also been found in; Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.…

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It’s summer season in many climes of the world and this calls for fun, light, colourful clothing, jewelry and accessories. Zoede.com has a wide array of colorful, handmade African accessories and jewelry that are just right for the season. Here are 5 must-have accessories for the stylish men and women too; Bead Bracelets – These…

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The Oromo people are one of the largest ethnic group inhabiting East African nation,Ethiopia they are also found in northern Kenya and some parts of Somalia. Oromos speak the Oromo language known as Afaan Oromoo. Their major occupation is farming and herding of cattle. There are also a small number of merchants and skilled artisans…

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Fast-rising Nigerian Afrobeats musician, Esegine Allen, best known by his stage name Orezi recently released the visuals to his new single titled “Cooking Pot“.  The video directed by Adasa Cookey, portrays Orezi paying homage to Afrobeat legend Fela and also kicking against social vices such as; rape, alcoholism and domestic violence. The dancers are shown wearing…

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Hello jewelry lovers! If you enjoyed our posts on African Brass jewelry and African Gold jewelry then you’ll definitely resonate with this new article on another precious metal. Today on the blog, we will be taking a look at African copper jewelry and finding answers to a few questions. What is copper made of? Like…

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Headwraps are currently big on the fashion scene and as such they come in many variants and designs. These pieces are so versatile, they can be tied in so many ways. The internet provides so many tutorials, guides and ‘how-tos” on styling headwraps. Huffpost teamed up with Nnenna Stella, founder of the popular headwrap brand,…

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Nigerian-born, Afro-beats singer and songwriter, Oluwatosin Ajibade best known by his stage name Mr. Eazi, is our style star of the week. He truly deserves to be as he every inch a Modern African man. A quick look at his style profile easily reveals that he is all for Afrocentric fashion and this he proves by consistently infusing…

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Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. According to Ashanti mythology, the first chief priest of the Ashanti called down from the heavens a golden stool, on top of this stool was a cloth adorned with Adinkra symbols and that was how…

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Rwandan based jewelry brand, Inzuki Designs, launched its Spring Summer 2017 (SS17) jewelry collection at the second annual Collective RW Fashion Week in Rwanda. The Collective RW is an organisation that was founded in 2015 by five fashion designers, one of which is Teta Isibo founder of Inzuki Designs, in Rwanda. According to the organization’s website…

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African jewelry comes in different forms and they are  mostly handcrafted from different natural materials. These includes: beads, glass, stone, shells,ivory, bones, gemstones and precious metals. These jewelry are mainly used for bodily adornment yet  in some cultures they are used to represent the amount of wealth a person has or an individual’s social status. History…