Earth Africa is fortunate to be situated in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a warm coastal province that is well known for its beaches, mountains, and "The Big 5" Safari destinations. It is also the home of the Internationally renowned rural Zulu Beadworkers - African Beadwork is one of the most important craft industries in South Africa with beautiful beading techniques and skills being passed down through the generations.
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September in South Africa is HERITAGE MONTH - celebrate with our African Beaded SA Flag Products handmade by the rural Zulu beaders. The colours of the SA Flag have been incorporated into a range of beadwork products including beaded SA Flag keyrings, beaded lanyards, beaded pens, tin mugs, and jewelry which are especially suited to the Corporate Industry.
Earth Africa is fortunate to be situated in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a warm coastal province that is well known for its beaches, mountains, and "The Big 5" Safari destinations. It is also the home of the Internationally renowned rural Zulu Beadworkers - African Beadwork is one of the most important craft industries in South Africa with beautiful beading techniques and skills being passed down through the generations. These rural African Beadwork women are some of the most impoverished people in Africa and still manage to produce outstanding, authentic products in difficult circumstances. Their beading skills cover the full spectrum, beaded jewelry, tableware, clothing are just a few, see our African Beadwork YouTube video below for the full range of products.
AFRICAN BEADED EARRINGS.
Zulu beaded earrings by the rural beadworkers of South Africa. Traditional African designs have fused with contemporary styles creating uniquely South African Beadwork Jewellery of which Earth Africa carries a wide range and frequently adds new styles.
AFRICAN BEADED NECKLACES.
Traditional African beaded necklaces in rich colourful designs or more contemporary colours and styles, Earth Africa stocks the widest range of Zulu African Beaded Necklaces available in South Africa. Shop for the full range of African Beadwork on our wholesale catalogue.
AFRICAN BEADED BANGLES AND BRACELETS.
Zulu women wear multiple colorful beaded bangles to match their vibrant clothing, we have an extensive range including wide chunky Zulu beaded bangles, intricate ethnic bangles handmade in shiny fashionable colors, rope style bangles, and African bracelets purposefully made to match our exquisite African necklaces and beaded earrings.
Zulu Love Letters are African Beaded messages given by Zulu maidens to their lovers as symbols of their love and affection, each bead colour conveys a different message. Zulu Love Letters can be custom made in any colour, they can also be supplied on a card showing the Zulu Love Letter verse, this card can also be customized to incorporate company log's etc.
Zulu hats or 'Isicholos' in Zulu were traditionally worn only by the married Zulu woman of South Africa during religious and cultural ceremonies, however more and more young woman of all cultures are wearing these Isicholos as a fashion statement. Zulu hats come in every colour of the rainbow with varying amounts of detail, they are also available in different sizes. Zulu Hats have become a symbol of the Zulu women's national identity and showcase their creative expression.
Interior decorators in South Africa have also recognized the Zulu hats vibrant colours and intricate African designs make inspiring traditional art pieces and are often used to decorate luxury Safari lodges and African themed homes.
African Telephone wire baskets or 'Mbenge' in Zulu, handmade using age-old grass weaving techniques were first developed by night-shift security guards who passed the time weaving recycled telephone wire onto their security sticks. These skills were then transferred to the ornately designed telephone wire baskets of today.
AFRICAN BEADED STATUES.
African Beaded Statues are handmade from Ebony wood with intricate beadwork trim, free-standing on a small wood base. Supplied as a set of male and female, when closely examined the female statue is holding a water carrier on her head in the traditional method used by most rural Africans to carry heavy loads over long distances. Besides their aesthetic ornamental beauty, these beaded statues have been widely used in the Corporate Industry as table place card holders, being free-standing they are ideally suited to this function, the recipient also gets a super gift at the end of the event.