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THE LANGUAGE OF BEADS–ZULU BEADS

The Zulu people of Southern Africa are renowned for their art of weaving small dazzlingly colored glass beads into intricate patterns.

Zulu beads have been used as a form of communication since ancient times .What makes Zulu bead work exclusive is the code by which distinct colors are selected and put together in diverse ways to create messages that are woven into decorative geometrical designs and shapes.

KROBO FANCY POWDER GLASS TUBE BEADS

The shapes and colors have special meanings attached to them.Often times, love letters are made exclusively from beads to a loved one to express their affection.One must know how to interpret both the geometric and color symbolism to interpret the love letter.Both married and unmarried women use bead work to communicate.Only those who understand this code can tell if a woman is married, engaged, unmarried, has children or  unmarried sisters.

The shape for this bead work is a triangle .The triangle’s three corners represent father, mother and child.

The colors frequently used are black, blue, yellow, green, pink, red and white.

Zulu bead work is designed and manufactured entirely by women.

For information on African handmade jewelry, visit http://shop.metrizjewelry.com to see our exquisite handmade collection. You can also purchase Krobo beads for your various designs such as handbags, shoes, clothing, accessories and craft.

PRESS–METRIZ JEWELRY FEATURED IN AFRimpact MAGAZINE

Metriz Jewelry is proud to be featured in the launch magazine of AfrImpact.September 2010
MAGAZINE COVER

MAGAZINE COVER FEATURING METRIZ JEWELRY

Metriz Jewelry is proud to be featured in the launch magazine of AfrImpact.
MAGAZINE ARTICLE

MAGAZINE ARTICLE FEATURING METRIZ JEWELRY

For information on African handmade jewelry, visit http://shop.metrizjewelry.com to see our exquisite handmade collection. You can also purchase Krobo beads for your various designs such as handbags, shoes, clothing, accessories and craft.

PRESS–METRIZ JEWELRY FEATURED IN AMINA MAGAZINE

Metriz Jewelry is proud to have been featured in the March 2010 issue of the internationally acclaimed AMINA fashion magazine (French Edition).
MAGAZINE COVER

MAGAZINE COVER FEATURING METRIZ JEWELRY

Metriz Jewelry is proud to have been featured in the March 2010 issue of the internationally acclaimed AMINA fashion magazine (French Edition).
MAGAZINE ARTICLE

MAGAZINE ARTICLE FEATURING METRIZ JEWELRY

For information on African handmade jewelry, visit http://shop.metrizjewelry.com to see our exquisite handmade collection. You can also purchase Krobo beads for your various designs such as handbags, shoes, clothing, accessories and craft.