Gye Nyame
The gye nyame symbol is the best known African symbol. It means “except for God” and signifies the all-knowing power of God and his control of all things. If you look closely at the symbol you can see that it shows...
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History of Kente
Dazzling, colorful textiles from West Africa have inspired fashions popular among Americans of African descent. Although many African have long woven fabrics in diverse styles, clearly “Kente”- handwoven cloth made in long, narrow strips, then cut and sewn together—is the...
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Waist beads can be visible as a symbol of femininity, celebration, or aristocracy, or hidden as a way of self-care or confidence or intimate appeal. There are many reasons why waist beads were, and still are, an intricate aspect of African (and now American)...
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