Equilibrio stocks garments and accessories by local designers. All sizing is South African.
From the collection izincwadi zothando (Zulu Love Letters) comes The Herd’s beautiful hand-beaded neckpieces. Throughout centuries beadwork has been used as a form of communication among Zulu communities which is rich in tradition and cultural meaning.
Each of the seven colours used in the collection can be used to convey a negative or positive meaning.
Shapes also all have meaning:
Circles: symbolize infinite possibilities and harmony, creating a sense of power, energy and love.
Triangles, squares and rectangles: symbolize stability and trust as the shape rests on a solid base. This creates a sense of shared power and energy and brings to mind harmony between the past, present and future.
Size: The Zulu love letter: 12cm Height x 7cm Width; Length including necklace 40.5cm.
Materials: Black and white glass beads and beading thread.
Shown here with: the Erre Knitted Mohair Wrap, Coral.
Made in rural towns in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
SEE MORE FROM THE HERD HERE.