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AFRICAN BEADWORK

African beadwork from various regions in South Africa shows great diversity in color, design, technique and pattern. Early beadwork showed ethnic identity and was grouped into Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tsonga however in modern times the beaders have experimented with beading patterns and colors, regional beadwork styles have overlapped and it is often difficult to establish where the beadwork originated.

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN BEADWORK.

Traditional African Beadwork is closely intertwined with African clothing, and it is not uncommon for African women of different cultures to wear clothing and beadwork from various different ethnic groups, in the same outfit.

AFRICAN BEADWORK FROM SOUTH AFRICA.

Our ethnic beadwork is proudly made in South Africa by impoverished rural communities. One of the most popular styles of African beadwork is the SA Flag design which is incorporated into beaded lanyards, keyrings, bangles, and pin-on broaches. This type of beadwork is typically used in the Corporate and Promotional industry for events and functions.

ZULU BEADWORK.

The Zulu beading women of South Africa are Internationally acclaimed as the finest beaders in Africa, if not the World. Zulu beadwork and Traditional Zulu clothing are closely linked as you will be hard-pressed to find Traditional Zulu attire without some form of African beads sewn into the garments. Zulu hats are also decorated with intricate beaded ethnic designs and patterns.

AFRICAN JEWELRY.

African Jewelry is incredibly diverse and covers the full spectrum of Traditional African beadwork including handmade African necklaces, African bangles and bracelets and Zulu beaded earrings, our website offers the full range of African Jewelry for sale.

AFRICAN BEADWORK FOR SALE.

We have a vast array of African beadwork for sale on our website, see the catalog for the full range of African jewelry including beaded bangles, beaded bracelets, beaded earrings, beaded belts, and traditional beaded Zulu clothing.

AFRICAN BEADED NECKLACES.

We offer a huge range of traditional Ethnic necklaces and African jewelry ranging from large chokers style African necklaces to single strand necklaces.

AFRICAN BEADED BRACELETS & BANGLES.

African bangles and beaded bracelets are an integral part of the Zulu women's traditional attire, bright, chunky bangles in African colours or more refined contemporary bracelets are just a few of beadwork products we offer for sale online.

AFRICAN BEADED EARRINGS.

International tourists visiting South Africa often remark at South Africa's rich colorful Heritage and this incorporates our unique Traditional African Clothing. Brightly colored Zulu beaded skirts worn with traditional Zulu hats called Isicholos, elaborate beaded necklaces and bracelets finish attire.

TRIBAL BEADWORK.

We have a vast array of African beaded necklaces for sale on our website, see the catalog for the full range of ethnic jewelry including beaded bangles, bracelets, earrings, belts, and traditional Zulu clothing. 

ZULU LOVE LETTERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA.

One of the most popular forms of African Beadwork is The Zulu Love Letter which are hand-beaded messages given by Zulu maidens to their lovers, each bead color represents a different meaning.

AFRICAN BEADWORK WHOLESALE SUPPLIER.

EARTH AFRICA works with over 1000 impoverished women from villages across South Africa and due to the volume of African beadwork available we do not supply the public, we are only wholesale suppliers. Our beaders work from their rural village homes which allows them to work on their beadwork while looking after their children and tending to their crops and livestock.