The most inviting interior designs maximize the use of timeless pieces. When exploring African and African-inspired home decor there is no lack of classic, timeless pieces. While browsing Etsy, I came across some wonderful pieces that would certainly add to the aesthetic of many homes.
Imagine finally making it through the security line. Now all that is left is for you to locate your designated gate. You approach the gate and you see that the plane is already boarding. With your ticket out and ready to be scanned, you pass through the threshold and onto the flimsy bridge. The floor of the bridge reverberates under your every footstep. Just as you enter the airplane and survey the mostly filled seats it dawns on you.
One of my favorite appetizers to snack on is kelewele (or fried plantains). In the world of culinary arts traditional recipes are constantly being reinvented. Afrolems puts an interesting twist on the classic kelewele by pairing it with a delectable, homemade spicy peanut butter. Check out the link in the photo caption to view the recipe. Enjoy!
Dating back even a few decades ago there was not a whole lot of racial diversity among dolls. The black dolls available did not always accurately or attractively represent the beauty and complexity of dark skin. Continue reading
When it comes to emulating my West African roots in the kitchen, many times, I am limited to the few favorite dishes I know from my childhood. However, due to the growth of information on the internet, it is now possible to discover West African recipes from the comfort of your computer screen.
One of my favorite things to bring back with me whenever I travel to Ghana are beads. These beads can come in the form of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and my absolute favorite waist beads. The beads are made of different materials including the traditional powdered glass, painted glass, wood, coral and the more modern plastic beads. I, personally, prefer the traditional looks, however it can be difficult to avoid some of the plastic jewel-like beads. Despite the material of the beads it is hard to resist the allure of these exquisite pieces of jewelry. The waist beads in particular have a way of making a woman feel like a beauty to be reckoned with. They are worn under the clothes, so only the lady wearing them knows that they are there, but the sheer knowledge of their presence can make you feel quite risqué. Take a look at some of these beautiful pieces of jewelry.
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