The way to learn more about ourBlack people in Africa is to learn
what they made, what they use. These
artifacts can take your mind back to
a certain time, and a piece of Africa
for your mind.
It is phenomenal how our Black African
people have items that they make
composed of other items. It’s
really good to see the combinations
of jewelry, beads and material
they group together to form
patterns. It’s even more interesting
to see the finished product.
Animals as we know are used for
food and clothes. The African bag is
formed out of goat hide turned inside
out. Their knapsack type bag they have
has beadwork, bells, coins, and thimbles.
Oh, and here I am getting
to the Himba Anklet. I have never
see an anklet so HUGE. But our Black African
people wear them. Married Himba women
have these particular large sized
anklets that would be like long
bracelets here in America. These anklets
are made of iron beads and put on
a leather support structure. These
type of anklets represent wealth and
were worn every day.
Then The Xhosa Nursing Charms
are worn as a sign that the mothers
We have all seen aprons so
many times. The ones at the store
in our country America displays
your typical average aprons. But
African aprons are beaded aprons.
The Kirdi are Black African people
of farming communities of Northern
Cameroon and Southern Chad that
create these aprons.
Black History classes should
talk about Black African artifacts. There
are African artifacts galore, so you
can have alot of fun learning about them. All
these African arts remind me of the
song Mama Africa by Akon considering
the richness and the best things coming