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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of South Africa's indigenous Zulu population, this craft book showcases 25 stunning projects using dozens of previously unpublished beadwork techniques.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.
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.
Nomfundo Cebekhulu calculated Jewellery Design and Manufacture at the Durban University of Technology. She did her BTech thesis on traditional beaded.
New. New Softcover Pull a proof pix: 02.04.17 Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
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
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.
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
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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