Guinean Independence Day

Posted by on / 0 Comments

Today, October 2nd marks the 59th anniversary since Guinea’s independence from France, its former colonial power. The president that day October 2, 1958 was Sékou Touré who famously said “We prefer poverty in liberty than riches in slavery.” Guinea was one of the early nations to proclaim its independence following Ghana in March 1957. The people of...

Read more

New Fulani Inspired Cuff Bracelets Are Here!

Posted by on / 0 Comments

Fulaba debuted its new gold dipped Fulani inspired cuff bracelets at New York Fashion Week last week. We received lots of positive feedback and are excited to add this beautiful innovative piece to our collection. Similar to our gold dipped Fulani bracelet, this Fulani inspired cuff bracelet is handmade with copper and plated with 22k...

Read more

Fulaba Jewelry Back In Stock + Collection at MoAD SF

Posted by on / 0 Comments

We are back in stock with nearly all of our items except the gold dipped Fulani earrings-large version* which will arrive soon! We have finally re-stocked our silver Fulani earrings-small version (pictured with silver Fulani bracelet) and as usual, we have a limited supply, so if you’ve been wanting these beautiful lightweight earrings, don’t delay....

Read more

The Rise and Fall of the Tukulor Empire

Posted by on / 0 Comments

There are varying accounts of exactly when the Tukulor Empire reigned but the consensus is that it was in the second half of the 19th century. The Tukulor Empire was founded by Shaykh El-Hadj Umar Tall who was from Futa Toro (present day northern Senegal). El-Hadj Umar descended from the Fulani and his father, Thierno Saidu...

Read more

2016 Fulaba Fulani Earring Giveaway!

Posted by on / 0 Comments

It’s that time again for our annual Fulaba Fulani earring giveaway! For a chance to win a complimentary pair of gold dipped Fulani earrings by Fulaba…just take these steps. 1. Subscribe to Fulaba’s mailing list: https://www.fulaba.com/subscribe-to-fulaba 2. Follow us on Instagram @fulaba_fulani_earrings 3. Post a picture of yourself at your proudest moment 4. Include something that you...

Read more

Celia Sanchez Leading the Cuban Revolution

Posted by on / 0 Comments

Celia Sanchez, a courageous and impactful leader behind the Cuban Revolution worked closely with Fidel Castro, Che Guavara and Frank Pais. Celia worked in the early days of the revolution communicating with Fidel, organizing rebels and providing necessary supplies before even meeting Fidel in person. Once they did finally meet, they became close friends and...

Read more

The Royal Origins of Europe Are African

Posted by on / 0 Comments

It is well known that Europe suffered a period of profound ignorance and calamity called the Dark Ages. What is not often discussed is how Europe came out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance (re-birth) period of profound knowledge, including artwork, music, science, mathematics and culture. What outside influence birthed such a prolific...

Read more

Spiritual Benefits of Gold and Copper

Posted by on / 0 Comments

In ancient times, jewelry was worn not only for adornment, physical beauty and social status but also for its spiritual and healing benefits. In ancient Egypt gold or nub (Medu Neter – Egyptian language) was considered of divine nature and associated with the sun. Gold as well as copper has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which...

Read more

Spiral Twisted Gold Armlets from Memphis, Egypt

Posted by on / 0 Comments

Pictured above is a pair of spirally twisted gold armlets with one duck-head terminal preserved and is said to be from Memphis, Egypt and is likely dated around 100-200 A.D. Memphis was once a capital of Egypt and houses the great temple of Ptah, god of creation. The city’s original name in Medu Neter (Egyptian...

Read more

Second Largest Diamond – 1,111 Carats was Found in Botswana

Posted by on / 0 Comments

The second largest diamond ever found was discovered in Botswana last week. The diamond is 1,111 carats and its dimensions are 65 mm x 56 mm x 40 mm. It was mined by Vancouver-based company, Lucara Diamond Corp. It is the largest diamond ever found in Botswana. The only other diamond ever found that is...

Read more