Pair of Beaded Zulu Anklets - Zulu People, South Africa
Pair of Beaded Zulu Anklets - Zulu People, South Africa
Pair of Beaded Zulu Anklets - Zulu People, South Africa 1
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Pair of Beaded Zulu Anklets - Zulu People, South Africa

$295.00
Title: Zulu beaded anklets
Description: Zulu anklets are delicately hand-woven with fiber and colorful beads. Traditionally worn around the ankle, these anklets were a part of everyday Zulu culture. Not only are Zulu beaded adornments beautiful, they play an important role in many traditional rituals, customs and ceremonies. The beadwork is a form of courtship communication between men and women. The beaded adornments reveal age, marital status, sexual intentions, region or clan the wearer is from, societal position, etc. The colors are encoded with symbolism and can have positive or negative meanings.
COLORS - POSITIVE / NEGATIVE MEANINGS
GREEN: Contentment, domestic bliss / illness, discord
BLUE: Faithfulness, request / ill-feeling, hostility
RED: Physical love, strong emotion / anger, heartache, impatience
BLACK: Marriage / death, sorrow
YELLOW: Wealth, garden, fertility / badness, thirst, withering away
PINK: Promise, high status / poverty, laziness
WHITE: Spiritual love, purity, virginity / none

Dimensions: 11" height x 3 1/2" width

Sold as a pair. Not sold separately.

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