One of Africa’s greatest riches in terms of apparel is the woven cloth. The woven cloth is made by weavers. Transmitted from generation to generation, weaving is a true art in which inspiration and expertise is combined. These craftsmen are true lovers of expressive geometric patterns and shimmering colors. With care, they make woven loincloth.
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Chale Wote Street Arts Festivals brings together people with love for the various arts and in a contemporary way. There’s always something that’ll get your attention and trust me it’ll be worth it. What is Chalewote Street Art Festival all about? Chale Wote Street Arts Festival is a FREE contemporary on the street arts festival organized.
KNOCK KNOCK HERE! DO YOU KNOW NOK? A winged horse, an upright bar and three simple letters are what identifies the outstanding brand that uses african print and images on any object. We met its founder and had a very fun time discussing with her—trust me. Let’s discover NOK! Who is behind NOK? Actually, the exact.
From Benin Republic, West Africa where he was born in 1969, he traveled the world thanks to his talent which opened him the doors of exhibitions, workshops and residences across Africa, in Europe and in South America. Self-taught artist, he won many awards including Young Talent Africa at Abidjan in 1993 and Prix UEMOA.
In the season or out of season, gifts are things that leave prints in the life of an individual. They are symbols that represent the act of love showed to someone or one’s self. Most often we want to offer things that would speak to the person in our absence. We also find it difficult.
If you are an African woman, its for sure that you have once in your life wrapped your head. Personally i’m not the scarfy type. Because of the heat it generates. But the history behind the head wrap stems from the colonial period and has never been out-moded. But on the contrary it has been.
Chale Wote 2016 was lit once again ! It’s one that has grown over the years and seen so much interest from the public. I remember my first Chale Wote in 2014, there weren’t as much people as this year. It’s grown so much, it has moved from a days event to a week and.
“MAKEDAA” BECOMES THE SYMBOL OF ACCEPTANCE AND POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION. THIS DOLLS ARE DESIGNED NOT ONLY WITH BLACK SKIN BUT ALSO WITH BLACK FEATURES, HEALTHY SILHOUETTE AND LUXURIOUS AFROS FOR OUR PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES TO FEEL RECOGNIZED, BEAUTIFUL AND LOVED. Gradually the gaps are being closed. When we can feel dignified of who we are.
Why am I inspired? Sometimes a simple afro can be the catalyzer. Imperfection is the new charm. The quest to be perfect, or to perfect ourselves, rhymes with watching a movie. No big deal! The big deal now is how to accept yourself just the way your are, accepting your long legs ,long neck, big.
In the 1st part of this topic we spoke about the origins of the print WAX , which you can read here, as one of the prints that are not leaving the scenes any soon, even if it was a deploring fact that its more consumed than produced in Africa. Good news! Hopes are not lost.