BEADS AS A BEAUTY ORNAMAMENT   AMONGST AFRICAN WOMEN

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Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another by stringing them with a sewing needle or beading needle and thread or thin wire, or sewing them to cloth. … Beads are used to create jewelry or other articles of personal adornment; they are also used in wall hangings and sculpture and many other artworks.

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Beads can be used as beauty adornment; they are used as fashion accessories such as necklaces, bangles, earring’s and the likes.

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In Nigeria, beads are used by brides as bridal accessories for beautify themselves and make them stand out on their big day, irrespective of their cultural background or status.

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Beads are also used as waits chain, beautifying the waist by ladies in ones of the fashionable trend that have envelope the minds of lady these days.  Waist beads dates back to antiquity. Many believe that the history begins in ancient Egypt where they were called “girdles” and were worn by women as a status symbol. In West Africa, the tradition was made popular by the Yoruban tribe of Nigeria. … Waist beads can be considered as “African Lingerie. And today are used by all as a fashionable accessory.

 

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Interestingly beads are also used as anklets, it is said to bring out the style and charm of a lady, however, the stylish used of leg chains has evolve in different style. Anklets do have history worth exploring and delving into. … But it was in Ancient India that anklets were in broader circulation than in any other region. They might indicate the marital status of a woman or might be just an ornament.

KHADIJAH YAKUBU AJIYA.

 

 

 

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