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What do you think of when you hear the name Africa? Most Africans will probably mention words like:  home, family, good weather, good music and all positive things that is to mention about their African countries. The western world is more likely to associate poverty, war, corruption, safaris and so on. And sadly a lot of African descendants are likely to do the same and create the wrong stereotypes. African descendants are African Americans, Afro-Caribbean’s, Afro-Latinos and so on. Unfortunately they are also led by the images of Africa that are projected to western world and it seems to be one of the main reasons why there is much division within black communities. Read More

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It might not have been directly said over the years, but it’s the truth about our mentalities, especially within the African communities. The more fair coloured a woman is, the more she is regarded as beautiful. This is not an issue that is only present within the African communities, but also in the Chinese and Indian communities. This perfect image of light skinned being ideal seems to be fading away. Women of different colour seem to be appreciated more, but not completely. This month’s issue will be about the ideal picture that we have and what we say of ourselves as women. Read More

Vlisco has launched their November collection: Gallery of Poems. The fabric is looking fantastic! The Dutch company Vlisco is the World’s number one textile company which launched what we now know as African fabric, Wax Hollandaise in Africa. Their rich colours and prints became a part of the African culture instantly, especially in West Africa and Central Africa. Read More

African beads

We, African women are familiar with wearing beads around our necks, hips and arms. It is part of our African culture

Ghana is popularly known for producing beads. In Ghana, beads can be purchased at almost every corner. The beauty of African beads has gone beyond the borders of Africa to the rest of the world. And it is back in fashion.

Beads were formerly used as currency. This became of different value to Ghana later on. Also, were beads traditionally worn by African royalty.

African beads are now a tourist attraction and it is becoming more popular in the foreign trade. The material where the beads are made of recycled materials, such as glass bottles. According to tradition, blue means purity, white means fertility and gold means wealth.

African beads are available at most African food and beauty stores in Europe, but the best place to buy is in on the streets. For example in Ghana, there is a great variety of colours available and the price is ‘negotiable’. This means that you can get it for half of the price than was instigated. Show the seller that you’re smart and you know that they add prices when they realize you’re a tourist

For more information, visit: http://www.africantradebeads.com/Product_Index/Ghana/ghana.html

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African Beads

We, African women are familiar with wearing beads around our necks, hips and arms. It is part of our African culture

Ghana is popularly known for producing beads. In Ghana, beads can be purchased at almost every corner. The beauty of African beads has gone beyond the borders of Africa to the rest of the world. And it is back in fashion.

Beads were formerly used as currency. This became of different value to Ghana later on. Also, were beads traditionally worn by African royalty.

African beads are now a tourist attraction and it is becoming more popular in the foreign trade. The material where the beads are made of recycled materials, such as glass bottles. According to tradition, blue means purity, white means fertility and gold means wealth.

African beads are available at most African food and beauty stores in Europe, but the best place to buy is in on the streets. For example in Ghana, there is a great variety of colours available and the price is ‘negotiable’. This means that you can get it for half of the price than was instigated. Show the seller that you’re smart and you know that they add prices when they realize you’re a tourist

For more information, visit: http://www.africantradebeads.com/Product_Index/Ghana/ghana.html