This four piece hair jewelry set is simple and elegant. Each piece may be purchased seperately as well. The pieces feature a cowrie shell and Africa charm, and a Swarovski pearl addition. Perfect for your locs, twists, or braids!
Ornaments have been inserted into the hair over time and in numerous cultures, including (but not limited to): shells, coins, jewels, flowers, feathers, cow horns, bones, and sheepskin. In portions of North and West Africa, women would create intricate hairstyles that took three to four hours to decorate. If the woman's husband was away from home, hair ornaments were omitted as unnecessary. In South and East Africa, cow horns, bones, and sheepskin was used to adorn hair. Many of these totemic ornaments were worn by men rather than women (Sagay 1983).