Love Letter - 'Umgexo'- Zulu People, South Africa
Love Letter - 'Umgexo'- Zulu People, South Africa
Love Letter - 'Umgexo'- Zulu People, South Africa 1

Love Letter - 'Umgexo'- Zulu People, South Africa

$245.00
This is a larger than usual love letter. Not having a written language, the Zulu developed a form of symbolism in their beadwork. The colors as well as color combinations and patterns, particularly in adornments which were made as love tokens, all have meaning such as this Umgexo given by a girl to her fianceŽ.
WHITE: "My heart is clear & pure and waiting for you."
RED: "My heart is bleeding for you."
GREEN: "I am thin as a blade of grass pining for you"
YELLOW: "I am jealous but I still love you."
PINK: "You have wasted your money & have no cows to pay for my lobola & I don't love you.

Mounted, it measures 9" height x 7 1/2" width x 1" depth

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