Dimensions: H:1.6" W:3.1" L:3.1" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Ndebele Beaded Bangles - These beaded bangles are usually worn on occasions such as weddings and other cultural Ndebele celebrations. The Ndebele people of South Africa are well known for their colorful art forms such as painting and beadwork. Beadwork and beaded jewelry are two of the oldest and most fundamental ornamental arts practiced by rural women in Southern Africa. Mostly, it depicts the growth of a young girl into a woman.
About the Tribe
Ndebele, also known as Transvaal Ndebele or (ama)Ndebele, are a Bantu-speaking African people who live primarily in the South African provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Gauteng. The Ndebele people are divided into three groups: Southern, Northern, and the Ndebele of Zimbabwe. The Ndebele people of South Africa trace their ancestry back to Chief Muzi, who migrated his tribe around 400 years ago from what is now KwaZulu-Natal to Gauteng, both of which are South African provinces. The isiNdebele language is part of the Nguni language.