Zulu Beadwork

Elegant African Zulu bead jewellery, handcrafted using hundreds of colourful small glass seed beads by a NGO in South Africa working with Zulu women in an effort to revive the traditional craft. These necklaces complement both Indian and Western wear.

Zulu bead jewellery is not only beautiful but also rich in tradition and cultural meaning. The largest tribe in Southern Africa, the Zulus, especially women, are renowned for their skilful beadwork. Traditionally beadwork conveyed messages in its design and use of colour relating to courtship or marriage.