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Symbolic Traditional Marriage Customs

Whether you identify with a specific culture or just want to have a traditional marriage ceremony in a symbolic way, here are some of the most popular traditions.

A very old-fashioned tradition is the groom asking the bride’s family for permission to marry their daughter. This tradition is a fairly common practice around the world but did you know that requesting a bride’s hand in marriage is a tradition that can be traced back to Ghana? This particular ceremony (also known as “kookoo ko”) begins with a groom knocking on the door of the bride’s home and waiting for entry.

Everyone has heard the colloquial expression “tying the knot,” but it’s not as commonly known that this saying is somewhat connected to an age-old African tradition. During the ceremony, a bride and groom have their wrists tied together with either a Kente cloth, or decorated rope. With their wrists joined together, the couple says their vows in front of the officiant who ties the knot and confirms their commitment to the marriage.
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Kente Origin

Kente Fashion & Style Titbits

Though the country of origin of Kente cloth is Ghana, Kente fashion styles have now become a global fashion phenomenon for both men and women. The dressing style has become popular, especially in African themed events such as weddings and enagements.

When it comes to men, African fashion trend has taken kente styles to a different level. Men now have the option to either wrap the cloth around their bodies and drape it over their shoulders like a cloak of honor or a sewed kente shirt with a simple trouser. Kente blazers are also very popular during special functions.

For women, the addition of lace to the Kente fabric as a design has became very popular. The lace is sometimes put across the arms to cover the open arms or across the chest to hide the cleavage. Lace is mostly preferred in woven kente dresses because of the ceremonial look that it gives the finished look. During warmer seasons, style your woven Kente dress with elegant lace details to prevent excessive heat.

For an elegant outlook, pick a lace color which blends gently with your skin tone.

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African Tie-Dye Origin and Evolution

Tie dyeing is one of the many ways that African artisans like to express their style and diversity. In Africa, most designs and motifs used to decorate fabrics come from various cultures. Many designs are associated with particular plants, animals, events or proverbs.

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4 Do-It-Yourself Makeovers Secrets

Exfoliate Skin To Brighten A Dull Complexion: Be your own cosmetic dermatologist and get flawless, even-toned skin. When it comes to makeup, keep in mind that “less is more”. Regular exfoliation means less makeup.

Trim And Polish Your Nails: Remove any old nail polish. Carefully trim, buff and file your fingernails. Gently push back your cuticle on your nails with a cuticle pushing tool.

Brighten Your Smile: Brighten your smile by whitening discolored teeth.This is a simple, affordable way to look younger and healthier. A simple home remedy is adding a little bit of baking soda to your regular tooth paste at least twice every week.

Exercise Regularly: If you’d like to makeover your body, start with treating your body well. Start an exercise program and aim to work out about 4 times a week.

5 Proven Natural Skin Care Secrets

When you are young, your skin stays plump and smooth because it constantly regenerates itself but as you age, collagen production slows – and existing collagen can get damaged due to sun exposure and bad skin habits that results in wrinkles and sagging skin.

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7 Ways To Treat Your Skin Before Your Wedding Day

Skin treatment either facial or body takes time and as a bride-to-be you need to start your personal home remedies even before professional treatment begins. Looking  poised and serene on your wedding day takes 3 to 6 months of skin treatment  to yield a great result depending on your skin type.Therefore daily beauty routines and consistency for our skin and

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The Beautiful Art Of Kente

Kente cloth is purely hand woven; no machinery is used. Weavers sit inside a wooden handloom to createlong, narrow interwoven strips that are later sewn together by a tailor to make the traditional kente cloths.

Kente cloth originated with the Ashanti people of Ghana. It dates back 375 years, conceived in a village called Bonwire. According to legend, Kurugu and Ameyaw, two brothers from the village, went hunting one afternoon and came across a spider spinning a web.

They were amazed by the beauty of the web and thought that they could create something like it. Upon returning home, they made the first cloth out of black and white fibers from a raffia tree.

Initially, it was a sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings. Over time, the use of kente became more widespread. However, its importance has remained and it is held in high esteem.

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