African Ethnic Carrying Culture

Once carried and breastfed always practicing

Not always does it work, for many people and for so many others it does work perfectly. When knowledgeable and used properly
When I grew up in Zimbabwe I did not know better than that life I saw in the village. The only times I did spent in the city were only those moments when I went to secondary school. It was busy so I did not learn much about the city.
When my little twin brothers were born I was 5 years old. My #mom had me as her big girl who also could help her carrying the twins. Working in the field carrying one of them.
I did not know better. I could not say no as that life seemed normal to me.
My father worked in the city and came to the village every end of the month. I started primary school when I was like 7 years. My mom was now able to move around with the twins.
I have seen my mom breastfeeding several times and I mastered that.

When my brothers were like 2 years old, my mom gave birth to a girl, mt little sister.
She is now a mom and just like our mom she does #breastfeed and practice babywearing cosleeping and washable nappies
I am definitely proud for her.đź’— The bottom line of my story being.: it takes generations to adopt the same habits or a way of living.
For us we see #breastfeeding and babywearing as part of a daily life where no one needs to be rewarded or behave like a mafia.

Africans, the ones still living the real African life, do practise #naturalparenting. They do not write books nor do any reasearch of excisting and onbvious way of living. They do not need discussions whether to breastfeed or not. Whether to practise this in public or not.

They do follow their instincts. So their baby’s and next generation.

My journey to Scotland in 2017 and research on culture and fabric

My visit to Scotland and the research about fabric and how they have managed to bring this into their family culture. Why this fabric is part of a family tree.
I spoke to Tartan and informed them that I was going to make Mbereko carry with their fabric. They found this very fascinating because I was probably one of the first  to come up with this suggestion of carrying the babies in this modern day.
We know that in the ancient times and during war, the Scottish used their blankets to carry babies whenever they were running away during war.
A few years later Queen Elizabeth came up with this idea of a Pram. Whether this has helped the communities and the new society. That’s another story you can read in one of our blogs hair within this blog.
Africans have done this for decades. If you look at what Ghanaian people, with their popular handwoven fabric.

Gerelateerde afbeelding

I have done a survey on why Africans are dropping this tradition. Of-course not all Africans dropped this part of culture but through this research most are learning.
When the British went to Africa, they definitely acquired Africans traditions, the same applies to the Dutch people who actually are still selling the African machinery manufactured fabric to Africans at a higher price yet Africans used to do this on their own. As you can see in the pictures. I am always wearing an African fabric as a symbol.My mission is for African to start again to weave as they used to do,

 

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