News — african print RSS



WHAT IS RAFFIA?

       These beautiful unique bags are made from Raffia material (plain colour) plus African wax print fabric (mixed print fabric).What is Raffia?Raffia is a straw-like material that is gained from a palm tree. Its origin is Madagascar, but over the years raffia palm trees can be found in other parts of Eastern Africa. This type of 🌴 palm trees have a short trunk and the leaves are huge in comparison to most palm trees.

Continue reading



Hand Woven Kente Cloth

Authentic Kente Cloth is hand woven and can easily be identified by its thick texture, though it is often confused with the mass produced cotton kente print fabric which does not carry the same value and prestige.  The best place to get authentic hand woven kente cloth is from Ghanaian kente weavers.    Originally, the use of kente was reserved for Asante royalty and limited to special social and sacred functions. Even as production has increased and kente has become more accessible to those outside the royal court, it continues to be associated with wealth, high social status, and cultural sophistication. Kente cloth is completely a product of handicraft. No machine is involved. As such, it is labor intensive. A lot of special skill is essential...

Continue reading



Looking to tap into this unique and distinct trend?

Print Accessories     If you’re a little more reserved and would like to try the unique African print inspired fashion, a great option is to wear prints as accessories. Whether they’re on a purse, necklace, headwrap or pair of shoes, these popular prints can add a touch of playfulness to a simple outfit. African print tote bags, purses and handbags can serve as ultra-functional accessories to any outfit. Earrings and necklaces can be statement pieces that draw the eye to the face and add a touch of personality to a plainer look.  They can even be worn as hair accessories such as head wraps or hair clips, giving a vibrant pop of colour.

Continue reading



Behind Samba Afri Glam

Share with us: the most powerful or satisfying aspect of owning your own business.  It makes me happy, it's something I enjoy doing. Samba Afri Glam is not just a business, for me it's a way to commemorate my heritage and beauty of my homeland. I am happy and feel proud to share it with the rest of the world. Starting here in Malta.

Continue reading