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Head adornments are an African tradition. Find more than 25 black owned head and crown jewelry items below!
Crown jewelry goes back thousands of years and reflects several African cultures, not limited to the ancient Egyptians, Amazigh of North Africa, and the Maasai. Intricate hairstyles (e.g., cornrows and locks) in addition to head wraps adorned with jewelry, are other headdress traditions found throughout the African disapora. They can be worn for special occasions, cultural events, and to express your reign. There are many styles from which to choose. See the following company and product links for details.
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- Afrikrea offers Zulu head jewelry, Mami Watta head pieces and a Queen of cowrie head piece.
- Blue Labels Boutique offers a royal Goddess head chain.
- Brave Chick offers several crown jewelry items which include a Goddess head chain, an Emma gold disc head chain, and a Margaret crystal head chain.
- Candid Art Accessories offers a cowrie girl that can be worn as a headpiece or choker.
- Cee Cee’s Closet offers a gold tone headdress that works with head wraps, braids, and middle part hair styles.
- Elouinia Elantus Jewelry offers a Jainahba crown in gold- and silver-tone, and a Badu crown.
- Empress Ask offers a selection of head chains. These include the Tiayah, Kiam, and Pea.
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- Goddess Crowns offers a crystal Goddess crowns head piece made of cowrie, crystal beads, and copper wire. There are several gemstone options. A Goddess crowns head piece with cowrie and copper is also available.
- Loc•cessories offers a cowrie gold hair chain adorned with a turquoise natural stone.
- Papyrus & Charms offers a selection of handmade crystal crowns, with several options for adults and children (mini).
- Tru Face By Grace offers a Kenyan Maasai head piece and Maasai wedding head gear. A Marrakech tribal set consisting of a crown necklace, earrings, and choker is also available.
In reviewing these head and crown jewelry items, I hope you find styles that work for you.
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For more information see the following sources.
- Moroney, Morgan. “Egyptian jewelry: A window into ancient culture.” https://www.arce.org/resource/egyptian-jewelry-window-ancient-culture
- Celindro, Jazzy. “Ethnography of Morrocco: Amazigh (berber) jewelry. 2018, June 7. https://www.terraadorn.com/blogs/artisans-culture/ethnography-of-morocco-amazigh-berber-jewelry
- Matshego, Lebo. “A history of African women’s hairstyles.” 2019, June 18. https://www.africa.com/history-african-womens-hairstyles/
- Zuru Kenya. “Kenya’s Cultural Symbol; The Massai tribe.” https://zurukenya.com/2013/07/26/kenyas-cultural-symbol-the-maasai/