Bantu fields…

” I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within”

Picking out this hairstyle sparked a conflict within. I felt that I would be perceived as backward, funny-looking  and unprofessional to say the least. It was only after doing my research that I understood the history behind Bantu knots, which gave me courage to embrace my culture as an African girl. Bantu means person and the hair knots were a visual representation of the origins of humanity in Africa. The hairstyle was meant to be protective and tackle tough African hair with style. Personally, I have relaxed hair which is to show how diverse Bantu knots are. They can work on box braids, relaxed hair, natural African hair and dreadlocks. On top of that, I only spent Ksh. 150 which was for the braids and the rest I did on my own. Easy. Simple. Affordable.

Field photography has been on my mind for a while now. I teamed up with Mimmie, an amazing photographer and the person behind the blog Hairandfood.com                                                                   I went for a long, flowing dress to match the location. This dress is one of my favorite pieces at the moment. The detail of the material is absolutely spectacular, and the double slits and lace – up back are the icing on the cake taking it from plain to stunning.

Photography by Mimmie

Dress : Gift

Sandals : Mr. Price

Stay Saucy 🙂

 

10 Comments
  • Grace Muendo
    Posted at 14:10h, 06 June Reply

    Welcome to the Boho life 😉

    • Tiffany Kendi
      Posted at 17:50h, 13 June Reply

      Thanks girlie..

  • Kajuju
    Posted at 13:31h, 27 November Reply

    Absolutely alluring

    • Tiffany Kendi
      Posted at 13:01h, 29 November Reply

      Thank you.

  • Kate Anampiu
    Posted at 13:44h, 27 November Reply

    Love the bantu-fields knots…. Beautifully authentic!

    • Tiffany Kendi
      Posted at 12:59h, 29 November Reply

      Hehe we know who did them!

  • Naima
    Posted at 17:32h, 27 November Reply

    This is one of my favourite looks on you:)

    • Tiffany Kendi
      Posted at 12:55h, 29 November Reply

      Ikr. I loove this dress

  • Chero Murgor
    Posted at 07:58h, 06 December Reply

    I love love love this dress!!!

    • Tiffany Kendi
      Posted at 10:22h, 06 December Reply

      Why thank you Chero.

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