Here is a short clip video of CGTN Africa’s feature on the traditional women of Kenya and why the are so captivated by beaded accessories, which is almost worn as their clothing exterior.
The women enlighten CGTN Africa on what it actually means to them as fashion, culture and also as a women. Enjoy the video below.
For the people of Rendile, in Kenya's far north east, jewelry is more than mere decoration but an essential part of life'The beads are very symbolic. If you look at this black one on my neck, it means a married woman. The ones underneath I got them from my suitors when I was younger. You see having many beads for a lady means you are beautiful you are desirable'.Gariyai Tiliaya, Rendile woman
Posted by CGTN Africa on Tuesday, 29 December 2015
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