The history of beads can be traced back to the previous recessions of the 20th century. The trend was first introduced in the 1930’s depression, when women said they wanted to cheer themselves up by looking trendy in the downturn.
Africans have always loved beads. According to the tradition of beads, they have survived the centuries, and have gathered a wealth of history. For example, the romance and mystery around them.
In Rwanda, like elsewhere in many other African societies, beads have for long been known to be one of the traditional treasures of accessories that add to the overall look of a woman.
But today, brides during marriages, as well as other women and girls, are always known to wear jewellery as a prime accessory whether they are attending any event, or at home. It’s actually one of the basics that they can hardly go without.