In our first part, we delved into the increasing influence of African-inspired clothing and accessories on both fashion houses and street cultures in the West.
To follow up on this, let’s look at the few jewelry pieces that could help you pump up your style and reach the heights of African Stardom!
African jewelry, whether made from shells, wood, metal, fabrics, dry fruits, or else, speak volumes about our relationship with Nature, our beliefs, our social status and our perception of beauty. In most of the African continent, a jewelry item is not simply a way of accessorizing an outfit. By its eccentricity and what it embodies, a jewelry can very well become your main outfit, and your clothes might then serve the accessory role. Crazy, ain’t it?
Here are a few pieces that could help you find your true self in your road to African uniqueness. Sky’s your limit.
1. Shells (especially Cowries)