Culture July 24, 2019 at 07:30 am

8 traditional African visual markers of marital status before the advent of wedding rings

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola July 24, 2019 at 07:30 am

July 24, 2019 at 07:30 am | Culture

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Berber woman – Photo: classroom.com

Gold nose ring [Berber and Bedouin people of North Africa]

The use of gold ring began way back in and has transcended generations. It is predominant amongst the Berber and Bedouin peoples of North Africa and the Middle East where the husband gives his bride a gold nose ring when they are married. The size of the ring indicates the wealth of the family, and, if a divorce occurs later, the rejected wife can use the gold in her nose to provide her with financial security.

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