Culture is a cluster of intangible and tangibles aspects of life passed down from generation to generation.
Hey fellow fashion style moguls!! I am super excited to announce that my photos are already been showcased at the Safaricom Micheal Joseph Center and this will be done for two whole months till 8th March when we will have another exhibition. My grandmother was a farmer by profession and she still is even in her old age.
My grandmother has always been very hardworking, she would do the house chores, go farming, take care of the cattle and cater to her family of 12 children as well. She did it all and still manged to succeed. My mother left for the States when I was two years and my grandmother would take me with her to the farm and I would sit and watch her. She used a fork jembe to work on the land/shamba as we call it in Swahili.
Grandma carried a bag called kiondo to carry things from the market, during those times hand nags were a luxury, literally!! Back in the day there were no taps and one had to go to the river to fetch water and one would use a gourd or a water can or as we call it in Swahili mtungi.
These water cans mostly lacked lids thus one had to use the bark of a banana so that the water could not pour. The water can was actually carried on the head or the back like a baby so that one could not get tired because of the distance from the river. This is just a tip of the ice berg as per what my culture includes because it is so wide. These are some of the outdoor activities that had to be done for survival.
It is evident that we wore a lot of khanga than clothes like in the modern day…….good ole days I tell you forks. Being raised by my grandmother was the best thing that could ever have happened to me because she molded me to be a woman of excellence.
Stay fashionable, stay stylish and be a fashion style mogul.
Photo credits- Ngash Sage