Many West African tribes have Arab origins including the Fulani, Mandinka, Yoruba, Hausa and Wolof tribes. In fact before European colonization, the region of North West Africa and the Middle East was one area with Arabic as the official language. The Fulani language was written using Arabic letters before the introduction of the roman alphabet. […]
Fulani Princess Nana Asma’u of Sokoto Caliphate
Nana Asma’u bint Shehu Usman dan Fodiyo was the daughter of the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate (est. about 1804), Usman dan Fodio. Asma’u was a scholar and poet who was fluent in four languages – Arabic, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg (Tamasheq – a Berber language). She wrote several books and was a teacher to […]
Egyptian Necklaces – Queen Hatshepsut’s Dynasty
Hatshepsut was the first female to rule over Egypt around 1473 B.C. for about 21 years. She directed the construction of the Temple of Deir el-Bahri in the western Thebes. Pictured are a Broad Collar of Nefer Amulets in gold and glass (above) and a Broad Collar with Falcon Heads in gold, obsidian or black […]
Head Dresses – A Crown Jewel Statement
Head dresses have always been a part of African tradition. It’s a great way to accentuate your style while celebrating African culture. The best way to round out your royal look is to rock a pair of Fulaba Fulani earrings with your head dress like I did in the previous post. The picture above is from […]
Fulaba Fulani Earrings Dressed Up Or Down
Fulaba gold dipped Fulani earrings are the perfect accessory for everyday wear which can be dressed up for the most special occasion – like your wedding or just for hanging out and looking stylish on a casual day. Either way you are good to go with a pair of Fulaba gold dipped Fulani earrings!
The Significance of Gold in Africa
Gold has always been a symbol of wealth and nobility in Africa. Gold in West Africa was abundant. In fact, the wealthiest man of all time (with a fortune of over $400 billion), Mansa Musa of the Malian Empire who reigned from 1324 to 1337 A.D was known to have given away so much gold […]
Guinea has a population of about 11.5 million with the Fulani people representing over 40% of the nation. Other major tribal groups include the Malinke and Sousou. Guinea is the second largest producer of bauxite in the world and has substantial gold, diamond, iron and ore reserves. Fulaba is proud to source its Fulani earrings […]
The Fulani People
The Fulani people are the largest nomadic tribe in the world who migrated from east of the Sahara several thousand years ago and heavily populated Sub-Saharan Africa. The Fulani come from a tradition of herders and commercial traders who take pride in the number of cattle they own. Over 90% of Fulani are Muslim and […]
Fulaba’s First Photo Shoot
Fulaba completed its first photo shoot with the expertise of professional photographer, Clyde Bah earlier this year in Paris, France. The shoot featured the beautiful Ms. Diaraye Barry who modeled the signature Fulani earrings by Fulaba.