All You Need To Know About African Regalias
Regalia is the elaborate formal dress and dress accessories of a sovereign, however, due to the advancement of the world now, they are any type of elaborate formal dress and dress accessories worn by anyone.
The African regalia is used as a form of identity as each country had their own unique patterns, which also made it easy to spot outsiders. The weaving of textiles is still a very important component of African culture.
The patterns and colours of the fabrics, clothing and accessories represent regal elegance and sophistication that match various moods, feelings, cultures and traditions.
African fabrics are vibrant and have a rich history where each style reflects the background and culture of the great African continent.
Some emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia possessed by rulers are a visual representation of imperial, royal, or sovereign status. Some are shared with divinities, either to symbolize a god(ess)’s role as, say, king of the Pantheon (e.g. Brahman’s scepter) or to allow mortal royalty to resemble, identify with, or link to, a divinity.
‘Crown jewels’ is commonly used to refer to regalia items that are designed to lend luster to occasions such as coronations. They feature some combination of precious materials, artistic merit, and symbolic or historical value.
Women who want to enhance their style while simultaneously celebrating their African heritage should consider the numerous choices African fabrics offer.