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Southfield Public Library on Oct 1

                      Looking forward to October 1st at the Southfield Public Library in Detroit.  Come over and learn some new techniques!

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Beautifully Wrapped could win $10K Pray for us!

Earlier this year, Beautifully Wrapped applied for a $10K business grant to propel us to our future!  We have been so pleased at the response we’ve received with our parties, our programs, workshops and more.  Check out the article and say a prayer for us! http://www.freep.com/article/20140706/BUSINESS06/307060072/NEIdeas-Detroit-entrepreneurs-contest    

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Czech Republic – “I’m married”

Czech and Slovak kroje* (traditional folk costumes) represent some of the world’s finest folk art and most exquisite dress. They reflect centuries of evolution and refinement. Kroje are also very diverse; each region and village has a distinct kroj. Each varies in fabrics, colors, embellishments, and overall form. All are traditionally handmade. Women’s kroje are […]

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Akha Women of Laos

  Today we’re traveling to Asia to visit the Beautifully Wrapped Akha women. From Wiki: The Akha are an indigenous hill tribe that live in small villages at high altitudes in the mountains of Thailand, Burma, Laos, China, and YunnanProvince in China. They made their way from China into South East Asia during the early 1900s. Civil war in Burma and […]

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Wedding Day – Habibah Hafeez

  “I’m an administrative assistant, a wife, and mother of two beautiful boys.  Beautifully Wrapped means being fashionable, fierce, and confident while keeping in mind that I am a Muslimah first and foremost.  Something people wouldn’t know from looking at me: As a child I was bullied about my skin tone so I make it […]

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“I Speak for my self” – Kwanzaa Day 2

  Call: Habari Gani?! (What’s going on?) Response: Kujichagulia! [koo-jee-chah-goo-lee-yuh]   December 27th was the second day of the Kwanzaa celebration, and it is focused on self-determination. Self-determination means:  “to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves” In visiting the Kwanzaa celebrations around town, you find so many beautifully wrapped sisters, all of […]

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I found Islam at a Janazah – Tameka Romeo

My name is Tameka and I reside in Trinidad. I reverted to Islam 8 years ago after attending the janazah of a relative. Strangely enough, this photograph was taken at a photo shoot which was inspired by the loss of yet another loved one on 28th August 2010; she was buried on the 3rd September which was […]

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Queen Fati of Botswana

Queen Fati of Botswana giving her orders for the day.  Daughter of American Psychologist Dr. Nicole Monteiro who lives and teaches in Bostwana.