Beautiful Hand Beaded African Zulu Bracelets
Each color bead represents a specific and significant aspect of their culture, however these may vary from tribe to tribe.
In general, blue beads symbolize the color of the sky which provides water for the people and cattle, hence sustenance and energy.
Green represents the land and pastures that produces food, which gives nourishment to the people and animals.
Red mirrors the color of blood, symbolizing danger, bravery, strength, challenges and unity.
Black reflects the color of the people which symbolizes their daily hardships and represents harmony and solidarity.
White portrays the color of milk from cows which provides nourishment. It symbolizes purity and good health.
Orange represents the color of the gourds that store milk which is shared with guests, as well as animal skins which are laid out as beds. It therefore signifies warmth, friendship, generosity and hospitality.
Yellow is the color of the sun which nurtures the growth of people, animals and grass, hence symbolizing fertility and growth.