Guinean Independence Day

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!

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

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

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!

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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Celia Sanchez Leading the Cuban Revolution

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 […]

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The Royal Origins of Europe Are African

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 […]

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Spiritual Benefits of Gold and Copper

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 […]

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African Fashion for Modern African Queens

African fashion has been known to be very traditional in its usual sense. Everything from the assortment of textiles from the different regions of Africa to the jewelry and headwraps are usually worn for some formal occasion or another. African fashion has evolved as the African woman has evolved; it has now transformed to fit […]

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Zimbabwe’s Lost Treasure…The Empire of Mutapa

The empire of Mutapa was a powerful nation in modern day Zimbabwe that rested between the Limpopo and the Zambezi River and extended to the Mozambique coast from 1430-1760. The empire of Mutapa was the successor kingdom of the Great Zimbabwe and it was comprised of mainly a Karanga-speaking population that maintained the stone building […]

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