Dapper hair accessories for Locks

Lukagwa’s hair accessories are inspired by our urge to accessorize our own dreadlocks. We also took into account sister locks and women of color who like to keep their hair natural.

Check us out on http://www.etsy.com/shop/lukagwa for a selection of our classy Afrocentric Hair Pins.

Slap him with a pair of Bespoke Afrocentric Cuff links!

The Brass Cufflinks’ symbolic motif takes on a radiant new form in the Lukagwa family. Designed with a dimensional framework, these sparkling cufflinks have a contemporary spin on traditional African art.

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Feel the beats from Africa with this pair of African drum cufflinks. The Luhya community in western Kenya is known for their famous Isikuti drum and their vigorous dancing.This pair of Custom made Brass cuff links is a creation of this drum.
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Perfect for gifting, this pair of custom made brass cufflinks feature african motifs. Africa has a wealth of patterns, everywhere you look you will see repetitions of shapes and colours, textures and lines laid out in all sorts of arrangements.
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The Nyanga Pan Pipes flute is popular amongst the people of Mozambique. It is bamboo or reed instrument composed of multiple small tubes of varying length tied together.This pair of African Brass Cuff links are influenced by this powerful traditional flute.

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Style meets culture in this gourd shaped pair of Brass Cuff links.In our local setting the Gourd is used to consume porridge making it tastier.In our dialect we call it the Eshimuka.

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The idea of making Cuff links in the semblance of a Cello was influenced by a client. Notably Lucille, founder of Lukagwa has a passion for music thus we brought the concept to life.

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Fish is a delicacy and a source of livelihood for some in the Kenyan setting. We chose to depict this treasured aquatic animal in our custom made Afrocentric Brass Cuff links.

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Atiamuga

Traditional beads: A rich blend of beauty, history and aesthetics

Beads are an integral part of the African history and culture.They were used as a status symbol,adornment and gift.

Maasai beads
These attractive beads are made of plastic and glass that the Maasai obtained from other communities through trade. Before that the Maasai used wood,iron, seeds and shells as materials to make their traditional ornaments. Making jewelry is done specifically by women and it’s considered their duty to learn bead work. In the pastoral communities beaded necklaces were used to indicate the status of one in society.A young unmarried Samburu lady would wear a series of beaded necklaces, which have been given to her as gifts.These beaded necklaces would make her desirable thus securing a marriage proposal. Amongst the Kikuyu a circumcised man would wear a beaded belt known as Kenyatta until he became an elder.In South Africa the Zulu used specific color of the beads to convey a message to their suitor.

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They are a major feature during many traditional festivals during which devotees and participants decorate their bodies with beads of different shapes, colours and sizes. Glass Beads were also one of the products traded, in exchange for humans between Europeans and West Africans in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade era. Later beads signified royalty and distinguished a royal father from his subjects, chieftain title holders and other monarchs always wore beads.Glass beads in Africa are mostly made by the Bida of Nigeria, Krobo of Ghana and Baoule of Cote d’Ivoire.

Cowrie shells
Cowrie shells are valued for their durability and aesthetics.They were once used as burial offerings and symbolize fertility.
It is believed that cowrie shells were the first currency used by mankind. In Ancient Africa they represented wealth and were traded for food,goods and services. They were mostly sourced from India.Nowadays they are used in ornaments and numerous decorations.

Make your statement

People do notice rings, even if they do not say anything. It’s best to wear one bold statement ring on one hand and that is enough to make your whole outfit stand out.

 Ensure that the color of your nail polish does not clash with the colors in your ring, and avoid wearing a bold and colorful ring with multi-colored manicures, nail art and glittery nail polish. While this may look cute, it does not exactly convey a statement of elegance.

These eye-catching rings from Lukagwa are unique one of a kind art pieces, encapsulating the beauty of Africa and it’s culture. 

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Fierce Elegance

In case you missed out on our great Afrocentric handmade accessories to pimp your every day look.

Bracelets
Capture the beauty and vitality of a summer garden with this gorgeous beaded ethnic bracelet. Pair it with your office outfit for extra glam. Feel free to inquire for size details.
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Hair clips
Adorn your hair with Lukagwa’s attractive collection of handmade African hair accessories. They do the job while making you look sophisticated and elegant.

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Rings
Each Brass ring features a one of a kind look designed to resonate with its owner’s personality.
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Lets Customize something just for You….

Making Cuff links has been a creative journey.Each attempt brings forth a new idea.We are making custom made cuff links that ooze of ones personality and style.Do you have an idea of the type of Cuff links you would like?

Share your ideas with us on lukagwa@gmail.com.Give us the opportunity to help u realize your creativity.

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