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AFRIKA pendant comb without chain

$70.00

These typical combs mean the world to me.
They signify Africa, 6000 years of culture, politics, and identity from its origins in ancient Kemetian culture when it symbolised ‘status, group affiliation and religious beliefs’.
Moving through the 19th and 20th centuries to the 1960s African-American civil rights struggle when it took on a cultural and political significance.

The ‘black fist’ was added to the bottom of afro combs in reference to the Black Power fist salute of the Black Panther movement.
Many black men and women used it as a hair accessory embracing their natural hair but also used it to express their cultural pride.
The historical stories are endless and the Afrika comb has come full circle and still plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of afro hair styling.
The African Renaissance is here to stay!
As part of our LOVE collection AD used a miniature Kenyan wooden comb with gold leaf appliqué.
It was an instant sell-out.
We are so honored that Beyonce wore this in one of the Blackisking features.
Thanks so much, @zerinaakers @beonciadunn @suzetteselman @black.owned.everything for making this happen.

 

COMB measurements:
Weight:30g
Comb Width:11cm
Comb length:11cm

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AFRIKA pendant comb without chain

AFRIKA pendant comb without chain: these typical combs mean the world to AD.
They signify Africa, 6000 years of culture, politics and identity from its origins in ancient Kemetian culture. Once upon a time it symbolised ‘status, group affiliation and religious beliefs’.

Moving through the 19th and 20th centuries to the 1960s African-American civil rights struggle, when it took on a cultural and political significance.
The ‘black fist’ was added to the bottom of afro combs in reference to the Black Power fist salute of the Black Panther movement.

Many black men and women used it as a hair accessory embracing their natural hair. It was also used it to express their cultural pride.
The historical stories are endless and the Africa comb has come full circle. It  still plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of afro hair styling. AFRIKA pendant comb rocks!

The African Renaissance is here to stay!

African heritage for the modern warrior woman!
As part of our LOVE collection AD used a miniature Kenyan wooden comb with gold leaf appliqué & a brass chain as pendant.

Get your AFRIKA pendant comb without chain now! Why not pair this with one of our fabulous rings

Shop online here at our jewellery store.

 

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