Country: South Africa Tribe: Zulu Material: Beads Length: Approx 8.5 in. Circumference: Approx. 23 in. Weight: Approx. 1.5 oz.
The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in Southern Africa. Traditionally, they used 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 gender, marital status, social status, but also represent feelings and emotion. Each color has its own meaning.
BlackStands for marriage or rebirth BlueRepresents faithfulness Yellow Conveys wealth Green Means contentment Pink Represents high status Red Stands for love White Represents purity