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Stay Rooted -Hair Connections

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It is said that hair is the root that connects us to the divine and keeps us grounded. In other words, the head, and the hair are the antennae to the universe, to God, to the source. So, we should guard our crowns from any unwarranted energies. Hair is part of our creation and each strand serves a huge purpose. In various cultures, we dress, crown and adorn our hair for it carries grace and substance. That's why it is paramount that we are mindful of the hand that touches our hair. Cowry shells are not mere decorative natural sea...

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Agbara Anyanwu The Eye of the Sun

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Agbara Anyanwu The Eye of the Sun

Anya means Eye in Igbo and Anwu means the light, also the sun, when put together it means “Anyanwu” referring to the ”eye of light” or “the eye of the sun” 

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Upcycling Denim Jeans Jewellery Workshop

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Upcycling Denim Jeans Jewellery Workshop

Turn your old denim jeans into creative works of art achieved through jewellery making. Upcycling Denim Jewellery Workshop in September coming soon. 

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Families Body Adornment Workshop at the V&A Museum

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Families Body Adornment Workshop at the V&A Museum

It is said that creativity is imagination having so much fun. I'm an advocate of reusing, recycling and repurposing. For my upcoming families workshop with the @v&a museum, I am having fun creating ideas I can share with families on the day to inspire them to try different things using various mediums. Black eye beans are one of the staple foods in Africa; not only have I incorporated these into this cuff that I made from recycled paper cups and straws, but I also have introduced various mediums to tell a story of body markings inspired by nature. During the...

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My Africa Adorned

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My Africa Adorned

Each African culture has its style that is unique to each tribe.Body adornment is used as a mode of communication. This stunning image by @ericlafforgue and @steph.ledoux of a Rendille woman of northern Kenya wearing the Doko indicates that the woman's eldest child is a boy. The woman wears her hair in a coxcomb made from mud, animal fat and ochre.This permanent fixture will be repaired constantly until a male relative passes, and the hair will be shaved off.The necklace called Mporo Engorio is made of doum plan fibres, bound together in strips of ochre cloth, which are also women...

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