Body adornment has enormous significance in Africa. The quest fornbeautification is central to African cultures from the time of the ancient Egyptians up to the present. This book looks at the history of adornment and at its practical application today in Africa and among black people worldwide. Body adornment and modification. The cultural history of adornment and body modification including tattooing, scarification, painting. The revival of such practicestoday.
Textiles and colour. Significance of colour in different cultures, including Hindu and African tradition. Understanding the rainbow. The use of colour in textiles - clothing and head wrapping.
Jewellery. African examples of the significant wearing of jewellery