Women of the African Diaspora Photo Shoot in Oakland

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As part of the women of the African diaspora coffee table book project Haby Barry, Founder of Fulaba and collaborator, Diaraye Barry started in Guinea; Haby directed a shoot in Oakland, CA. We were delighted to have the opportunity to feature Suakoko Betty clothing, a chic modern line of women’s wear featuring ankara prints imagined...

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Queen Amina of Zaria – Warrior of Present Day Nigeria

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Queen Amina of Zaria ruled Hausaland from 1576 to 1610 expanding its territory including the overtaking of Kano and Katsina states controlling important trade routes. Queen Amina was a Hausa Muslim warrior with much of her 34-year reign consisting of war. She led an army of 20,000 men and introduced metal armor to her army...

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The Royalty of Wakanda and its Various Tribal References

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The Black Panther film’s representation of Wakanda is beautiful, striking, diverse and real. The plethora of tribal references permeates throughout the film. Although, Wakanda itself is a fictitious nation and kingdom, the cultural references it showcases are not. We noticed the wise elder lady in the beginning of the film wearing traditional Fulani earrings with...

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Women of the African Diaspora Photo Shoots in Guinea

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Haby Barry, Founder of Fulaba and Diaraye Barry, project collaborator embarked on a journey to showcase women of the African diaspora in contemporary and traditional styles last month in Guinea. The project is the beginning of a series of shoots with final photo selections and supporting commentary to be compiled into a coffee table book. We are...

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New Silver Fulani Inspired Cuff Bracelet!

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The silver Fulani inspired cuff bracelet is here for our ladies that prefer silver whether it be all the time or on occasion. This handcrafted silver piece is lightweight and adds a statement to any outfit…dressed up or down. And it goes beautifully with the silver Fulani earrings in either size. Be the first to own it…we...

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Guinean Independence Day

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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...

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New Fulani Inspired Cuff Bracelets Are Here!

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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...

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Fulaba Jewelry Back In Stock + Collection at MoAD SF

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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....

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The Rise and Fall of the Tukulor Empire

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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...

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2016 Fulaba Fulani Earring Giveaway!

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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...

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