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Zulu Inspired Beadwork by Interweave

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Celebrating the culture of South Africa's indigenous Zulu population, this craft book showcases 25 stunning projects using dozens of previously unpublished beadwork techniques. The projects include netted diamond earrings, a zigzag chain, a netted triangle and swag bracelet, and a Zulu wedding necklace and are illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams and helpful hints. Along with novel techniques for netting, wrapping, fringing, and braiding, the history of the Zulu people is also presented, accompanied by gorgeous full-color photography of the region.

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112 pages, illustrated with color photographs. Paperback. Shrink-wrapped.

A study of Zulu beadwork by perhaps the greatest living expert on the subject.

Most of the studies of African art available in this country have been written by outsiders. And, while these accounts can be informative, there is a level of understanding that only an insider can provide. For this reason, Africa Direct is proud to present Zulu Beadwork: Talk with Beads. Its author, Hlengiwe Dube, is a Zulu woman raised in a traditional family. Her relationship with Zulu beadwork is direct and personal, much of it drawn from her own experience or stories passed down by her mother and grandmother. In Zulu Beadwork: Talk with Beads, she makes her expertise available to readers everywhere.

In an engaging, conversational style, Dube talks about the unspoken words of traditional beadwork designs. Each color of bead, and each combination of colors, creates a different message. From the white beads that assure a lover, Whenever I see you my heart goes white as the milk of cattle when they are milked in the morning, to the green beads that proclaim, I am going to wait for my husband as he works in Johannesburg, Dube leads us through the fascinating complexities of beadwork messages.

Illustrated throughout with beautiful color photographs and including chapters on historical and regional trends, Zulu Beadwork: Talk with Beads is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about African art from the people who create it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiYnnc1njNo

Kulcha Kwest 4 - Eps 2: Standard Zulu beading

Nomfundo Cebekhulu calculated Jewellery Design and Manufacture at the Durban University of Technology. She did her BTech thesis on traditional beaded.

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  • WOWZULU Offers Trustworthy South Africa

    07/13/17 ,via TravelPulse

    What a significant chance to sit in someone's home, a crafter's home, and learn from her about Zulu beadwork! Not from Google, not from an encyclopedia, but from a woman who does it every day.” It is the mere definition of “authentic experiences” now sought

  • Minnie Dlamini - The new empress of Instagram

    06/25/17 ,via Channel 24

    Ross cast-off the near-naked image of Dlamini to announce the name of his new album. In the picture, Dlamini, whose oil-slicked body is adorned with old Zulu beadwork, emerges from sugarcane fields with the sun shining behind her.

  • Stunning beadwork means independence for South African women

    06/24/17 ,via MyDaytonDailyNews

    You'll get a obturate ignore-up look at the beading process — Zulu and Xhosa women seated on the ground with black cloths in their laps and piles of colorful beads pally at hand. There's a wonderful segment in which the women are interacting with a group of

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The colours of the beads hand-me-down in traditional Zulu beadwork carry symbolic meaning. #LoveLetter #Bayede https://t.co/cKHfMzpHpH 07/13/17, @BayedeRoyal

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Zulu Beadwork - Interweave

Michelle: In the introduction to your tome, Zulu Inspired Beading, you mention that you had the opportunity to sit and bead with Zulu women. Tell me about that ...

Zulu Beadwork - Abode

African artifacts are known for their belle, craftsmanship and symbolism. Such artifacts like masks, baskets, tools and jewelery are important materials of African ...

Beadwork in the ZULU cultural institution. - marques.co.za

All habitual ZULU beadwork, excluding items used by ritual specialists, relates in someway to courtship and marriage. According to Regina Twala (African Studies ...

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Photo by Retlaw Snellac Photography on Flickr