Country: South Africa Material: Brass and sterling silver stud Length:Approx. 1 in. Width:Approx. 1 in. Weight:Approx.0.1 oz.
Hair has played an important role in civilizations across the African Continent. Starting in ancient times, hair could symbolize social status, marital status, family history, spirituality, or tribe affiliation. For some groups hair was also apart of a social activity involving friends and family, just like many today. Hairstyles of tribes such as the Fulani, Himba, and Hamar are great examples of how a hairstyle is an integral part of a people’s identity. The Afro Pondo earring, with the profile of a beautiful black woman wearing a high afro puff celebrates African hair and its beauty.