For to love yourself as your are and to aspire for greater virtues, that is the real beauty. Be You for you are immensely beautiful. Radiate your light from within and shine bright the essence of your being~
“Fulani girls in Nikki dressed in their “day-glo” best. These young Fulani girls are all dressed up for the Gaani festival. Rather than wearing only traditional materials, these girls are embracing modern colors and materials like nail polish.”
Fulani women, who are in charge of building the family tents or temporary shelters, weave wall and floor mats. Besides nomadic architecture, they specialize in the decoration of calabashes and wooden bowls (la’al kosam). Calabashes are pyro-engraved with a combination of abstract and figural motifs and colored with pigments. In the cow-centered Fulani culture, milk bowls are also important objects for the household. They are used as storage containers for fresh, curdled milk and grains. An artifact, symbol of the pastoral life and of the cooperation between men who keep the herd and women who milk the cows, the la’al kosam encapsulates Fulani identity.