NEFERTITI was the Wife of King Akhenaten an Egyptian pharaoh, during the Eighteenth Dynasty. Nefertiti is known to be possessed of charm and exuding happiness, which comes to mind when you visualize this wedding gown, an artistic masterpiece.
This stunning ethnic inspired wedding attire is made of white hand cut voile lace with stones, silver lace trim, and silver hand painted cowrie shells. Silver cowrie shells and silver lace trim are stitched onto the white voile lace with embedded stones.
Cowrie Shells are symbolic of spiritual grounding, protection, fertility, and bridewealth. Used for currency, cowrie shells were the most popular form of money in Africa and the Egyptians revered them as. In today’s modern society, cowrie shells have become very symbolic among African descendants and other cultural expressions in America and through-out the world.
FOR WOMAN: The woman’s lace gown has a sheer (chiffon) detachable train with silver lace trim all around the edge. The woman’s dress has lace cape adorned with silver trim and silver cowrie shells. The dress also has a Crystal Swarovski Brooch with silver chains attached, fishtail in the back and detachable chiffon train with silver lace trim around edges. Lined. Veil and cowrie headpiece included (at customer’s request).
FOR MAN: Akhenaton (also known as Amenhotep IV, or the Heretic King), is one of the most remarkable of the Egyptian Pharaohs. The name Akhenaton represents the man’s bridal outfit as it symbolizes royalty, marriage, and never ending love, one that Nefertiti and Akhenaton shared in Ancient Egypt. The man’s voile lace outfit has agbada, trousers and hat. The voile lace agbada has silver lace trim with silver cowrie shells in front and back of the man’s agbada. Made in USA. A TeKay Designs exclusive. Product ID : tk1768