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History and meanings of pearls used by African women

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Women do not lack imagination and tricks to seduce their partner. In addition to extra sexy lingerie, their new find, Women do not lack imagination and tricks to seduce their partner. In addition to extra sexy lingerie, their new find, the wearing of African pearls commonly called Malinke "Baya" in Lingala "Zigida" and Akan "Affléma" ...

However, in Africa, if the ornament has an aphrodisiac character, the curative and protective side is not excluded ... they are symbols of wealth, power, but also sensuality. Worn by women, they are found in all African countries. Journey into an erotic world where the beautiful is the only master of the conquest of the heart.

From the definition of the word "Baya"

The 'Baya' is a set or a necklace of pearls used by African women as an ornament of their hip. "Affléma" in Akan or "Baya" in Malinké, this adornment has several objectives: seduction, protection and health.

The history of pearls is confused with that of humanity. The earliest discovered pearls are the teeth of animals incised and worn as a necklace; They date back 38,000 years. Various objects were used to make pearls: shells, seeds, bones, ivories, corals etc ... the most widely used material that offers a variety of models is glass.

Although they were once famous for their pearls such as Ghana, Nigeria and Mauritania, their production was insignificant. Most pearls in Africa were therefore imported from India, China and the Roman Empire. Pearls have a very specific culture importance in Africa. They are worn on the neck, ankles, ears, hips. Some are even used in religious rituals because they are given mystical powers. Finally, they are symbols of wealth and often serve as a distinctive sign in the social rank.

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