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I grew up in a society where we were taught to reject, to demonize African spirituality and mystical practices. Naturally, as I grew up, I felt a fear of anything that emanated from African spirituality. The gods, the practices, created in me a psychosis. However, I kept hidden in myself an unexplained admiration for the cauri. I could not explain how this so-called "diabolical shell" could attract me as much. I watched him from a distance, I appreciated him by forbidding me to have physical contact with him. And then, a few years ago, my curiosity as a journalist pushed me to get closer to spirituality to get away from religion. As I read, research and meditate, I discovered AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY and the power of the Cauri. I understood where my attraction for cowries came from. I learned that the history of my people was inseparable from that of the cauri ... Old currency in West Africa, object of divination, communication link between men and spirits, the cauri represents wealth, power, the protection, the woman, the creation, the femininity, the sexuality ... Its curved back recalls the belly of a pregnant woman. It is a symbol of fertility. The split that separates the two parts, represents the duality. The power of this shell is immense, its mysterious origin ... .. It is said that it comes from the Maldives. It was introduced in West Africa in the 8th century as a bargaining chip by Arab traders. It was thus adopted by my people who knew how to recognize his power. With us Dan, people from the western region of Côte d'Ivoire, cowries are part of our lives, they are our protectors, the messengers of djinans (geniuses). That's why we use them to give strength to our masks, our dancers. For our mystical rituals, to communicate with our ancestors as well as our Gods. "The cowries are so powerful because they draw their strength from the sea from which they come" "we use them because our ancestors asked us to do it" "the cowries speak. They communicate with pure hearts ". "They tell us our story, but we also predict the future." My fight For centuries, we have been told our story for us. Our gods, religions, traditions, rituals have been demonized. Our fetishes carried away. At the place, we were told how and who to pray! How to dress, what to eat. Our existence has been dictated for too many centuries. Today, knowledge is within reach, we must seize it. It is time for us black Africans to reconcile with our heritage and reclaim our culture; our spirituality, our gods and embrace it. Our history, we must write it for ourselves. Therefore, I write mine, that of my people through my creations. They are an invitation to discover my story. That of a woman in search of her story, spirituality, balance; of his Gods, of happiness! I call for a reappropriation of our culture.

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June 30, 2022
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on Queen of cowries v2

June 20, 2022
No avatar thumb elenga_do Fr
on The Queen of cowries

Thank you again, it's really a very beautiful jewel *_*

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June 15, 2022
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on Queen of cowries v2

I love it, and the delivery was very fast. Perfect thanks


June 02, 2022
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on Mami Watta

nice article

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May 17, 2022
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on Wisdom Belt

April 30, 2022
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on Gnan belt

April 14, 2022
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on Tankë (short)

Fast shipping, excellent

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March 30, 2022
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on Queen of cowries v2

March 15, 2022
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on Round

The shipment was very very fast, the bag arrived well packaged with its protective bag, I am satisfied with my purchase. You just have to let it breathe a little while the varnish smell goes away, but it is as described. Thank you Lafalaise Dion for the bag and for the exchanges, even if it's an internet order it's always nice to have contact with the designer.

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March 10, 2022
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on Queen of cowries v3

March 09, 2022
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on Round

I absolutely love my new bag. Thank you so much my African queen. I love shopping at your site, you guys never let me down. And it came right before my birthday. Yay!!!


March 07, 2022
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on The Queen of cowries

I love it, thank you so much 💗💗💗


January 01, 2022
No avatar thumb graceessombe Fr
on Queen of cowries v2

thank you very much very satisfied

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December 23, 2021
No avatar thumb yln4 Us
on Queen of cowries v2

Beautifully crafted and excellent customer service!


December 18, 2021
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on Queen of cowries v3

December 14, 2021
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on Queen of cowries v2

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October 04, 2021
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on Mami Watta

FULLY satisfied with this other experience with Lafalaisedion. Before ordering 1 week ago, I had specified to the designer that I would need it for a wedding 7 days later, and that the delivery times of 10 days announced would therefore not be suitable. Suffice to say that she has implemented EVERYTHING (including coordination with DHL who still had not shipped the package to my country of residence until the day before D-Day!). I informed Lafalaisedion, who immediately confirmed to me that they would take stock with them and 24 hours later, I received my package, with the added bonus of a delicate attention for the bride 🥰. No need to talk about the quality of this magnificent headdress which really alone enhanced my outfit, or even the many compliments received throughout the evening! I am delighted and proud to be able to wear such beautiful African creations, designed, and produced on the continent, by us and for the whole world! In memory of an (almost compulsive 🙈) online buyer, I have never been so satisfied with both the product and the end-to-end customer service ❤️. Go for it girls ✌🏽 !!!

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September 22, 2021
No avatar thumb jadorekay Us
on Wisdom Belt

I have received so many compliments on this piece. I absolutely love it and coordinate it with every outfit. Thank you so much for allowing me to have a piece of our culture. Thank you so much.

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September 21, 2021
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on Queen of cowries v3

Very satisfied with my purchase. Top-notch communication with the seller. Thank you so much.

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September 16, 2021
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on Queen of cowries v3

Magnificent piece. I received them right on time. Team perfectly attentive and very responsive. thanks again

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September 14, 2021
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on Jonghena

Absolutely beautiful. More beautiful than the pictures show. I can’t wait to purchase again. Thank you!


September 13, 2021
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on Wisdom Belt

August 30, 2021
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on Mami Watta

August 19, 2021
No avatar thumb adeos13 Us
on Queen of cowries v3

My product arrived and its even more amazing in person!! Well crafted , feels sturdy and looks great!! Im so excited to wear it , thank you so much!!