Zulu Love Letters
Zulu Love Letters are African Beaded messages given by Zulu maidens to their lovers as symbols of their love and affection, each bead color of the Zulu Love Letter conveys a different message. Zulu Love Letters can be custom made to incorporate company colors.
WHITE: symbol of hope, purity, cleanliness and true love. BLACK: grief, loneliness, my heart has turned as black as the rafters in the hut as I hear you have another maiden. YELLOW: wealth (or lack of) if we marry I will be hungry as you own no bull to slaughter. GREEN: love sickness, jealousy, I have become as thin as a blade of grass from pining for you. BLUE: faithfulness, if I were a dove I would fly through blue skies to reach you. TURQUOISE: impatience, I am losing hope that you will marry me. RED: intense love, longing, my heart bleeds with love for you. PINK: abject poverty, if you keep on gambling and wasting money, you will never save enough for my Lobola (dowry paid in cattle). BROWN: my love is like the earth that gives rise to new life. STRIPED BEADS: doubt, accusations, two timing. You are like the Ntothoviyane (striped grass hopper) springing from bush to bush.