Symbols and Meanings - Zulu Beadwork Culture

Symbols and Meanings The Zulu community basically uses the beadwork as a way to communicate with each other, just like the old tradition of weddings, men give women engagement rings so others know that they are not available in the dating community no more, and the Zulu community uses beadwork as a form of communication with each other.…

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Patterns and colors represent certain ideas and feelings - a whole letter to another person can be portrayed in one piece of jewelery. The societal culture of Zulu beadwork lays in its history, as it once was such a precious commodity that it represented high societal status or political importance for those who adorned themselves with it.…

Zulu Traditional Beads - Clipkulture

Sep 04, 2018 · Zulu beads pattern meanings:  A triangle with the tip facing up – Single or unmarried woman. Two triangles joined together to form a diamond shape (one tip facing up and the other facing downwards) – Married woman. A triangle with tip facing downwards – Unmarried or Single man.…

Color Meanings - Zulu Beadwork

Zulu Bead Jewelry Positive Meanings of Colors . green - contentment, bliss; grass, cattle, earth; blue - faithfulness; the sky or sea; red - strong emotion; black - marriage, reassurance; white - love; yellow - wealth, fertility; pink - adds emphasis to a promise; Zulu Bead Jewelry Negative Meanings of Colors . green - illness, jealousy, love-sickness…

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According to various published works on colour coding and what the Zulu beadwork means in fashion design or general adornment, this craft was a form of communication between the sexes. Zulu beads were historically used as a language between men and women, to express their feelings, relationship status, or to convey a message on the appropriate behaviour expected from the opposite sex.…

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May 02, 2016 · The patterns created by the brightly colored threads often represent common motifs, religious beliefs, and political commentary. The colors are of particular significance as they interpret the meaning of the pattern, with red symbolizing death, green meaning fertility, white expressing purity and blue signifying love. Mudcloth or Bògòlanfini…