Country of Origin: South Africa
Tribe of Origin: Zulu
Material : Glass Beads
Length: Approximately 26 inches
Width: Approximately 4.25-4.5 inches
Weight: Approx. 4 oz.
The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in Southern Africa. They use their beadwork as a way to communicate with each other. One of the simplest shapes in which they provide information is with a triangle and the design can indicate the wearers sex or marital status. Each color has its own meaning and used as a way to communicate feelings.
Black stands for marriage or rebirth
Blue represents faithfulness
Yellow conveys wealth
Green means contentment
Pink represents high status
Red stands for love
White represents purity