There’s a sexy elegance about bare shoulders and our itshali adorning it. That’s because each shoulder carries a coded message. Cute!
Beadwork: x1 Handmade shoulder itshali
100% Czech seed beads
100% White cotton thread
Your beadwork coding will be designed differently, especially for you.
Zulu colours pairing or quad:blue = loyalty
white = purity & love
yellow = wealth & fertility
When beading, we create the symbolic coding that is evident in historical Zulu beadwork by using its traditional seven colours to convey messages in the form of geometric shapes. Beach Bride Dresses uses triangles that symbolise the genders and their interconnectedness in Zulu beading:
woman andman as individuals, and married woman and married man in societies.