Zulu love letters tribal calling

Zulu Love Letters

Before the days of cellphones and tablets, there was the handwritten letter, written with strenuous passion and sealed with heartfelt sincerity. But for the Zulu women of South Africa, a letter is assembled, crafted, worn – but not written; for Zulu love letters are actually necklaces of brightly coloured glass beads.     Handed to…

Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

Purchase Hans Silvester’s visual book, Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa, from Amazon, starting price only $19.96 Over countless journeys to the eastern corner of Africa, photographer Hans Silvester beautifully documents the Surma people of the Omo Valley as they parade their organic avant-garde creations borrowed directly from nature, in a series of 160 vibrant coloured…

Ganvie

  One of our favourite hidden corners lies tightly nestled in West Africa, where the charming homes of a humble village rest upon stilts rooted deeply into Lake Nokoué.     Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, famous for its homes built on the lake. With a population of over 30 000, it is…

Naturally Chic

Surma tribes: the Mursi and Suri tribes of south Ethiopia, renowned for their naturally chic fashion, as featured in the book ‘Natural Fashion’ by Hans Silvester. Please don’t hesitate to leave us a little love note in the comments section.     In their earthly adornments of wild berries, fruit and foliage, the Mursi and…