Wasijiru

Wasijiru 

I just discovered Wasijiru hair accessories while Black Girl Long Hair, resonating with other women who've let go of their locs.

From the Wasijiru profile page:

 

After cutting her hair in 2008, the designer searched stores for quality, chic, yet affordable scarves. The search proved futile, a niche was discovered, and the WASIJIRU line was born.

WASIJIRU is named after the designer's late grandmother and translates to "self confidence" … or "believing in one's self".

This line accentuates the natural confidence in a woman where it counts the most … her hair.

 

SA week: Fine art

Peter-Sibanda 

Celebrating the start of the World Cup, it's SA week on Afri-love! Because the arts are such a powerful vehicle for instilling pride, inspiring and generally stirring emotion, we will be showcasing a slice of the flourishing creativity coming out of the host nation. Look forward to dedicated posts on fine art, literature, design, activist art and of course: music!

Happy Monday!

Above, Peter Sibanda's almost technicolour portraits of contemporary South Africans appear at once so bright and rosy yet have a surreal quality that hints at the transcient nature of that moment. See more of his work here

Vusi-Khumalo 

Above, the work of Vusi Khumalo who left South Africa in 1986 because of his ANC involvement and went to live in ANC camps in Zambia and Tanzania. It is in Tanzania where he properly started to explore his life-long hobby – art. Khumalo creates collages reconstructing the gritty reality of  life in South African squatter camps. The small images here don't begin to do justice to the texture of the works! Read more here.