Zulu Beadwork by Eleanor Preston-Whyte
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Volume 3 in the series of the Print Matters Zulu Crafts Series

A brief outline of the history of beadmaking in KwaZulu-Natal, followed by an examination of the response of contemporary Zulu beadmakers to the growing market potential of fashion and speciality bead work, both within South Africa and, increasingly, on the international market.


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Continuity and Change in Zulu Beadwork 

Historical Beadwork Collections

Speaking with Beads: Zulu 'Love Letters', Bead Messages and Meaning 

Zulu 'idoli'

Expanding Beadwork Frontiers post 1980 

Beadwork for the New Millenium 

Beadwork that speaks of Zulu Identity and Nationalism

about the author - Eleanor Preston-Whyte

Former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Eleanor Preston-Whyte is a social anthropologist whose interest in Zulu Beadwork dates from the 1960s when she undertook ethnographic research in the burgeoning craft markets that were beginning to line the highways to the north and south of the city of Durban. She is the author of a number of publications on the role of craftwork in informal money making and, in particular, on the part it has played in enabling Zulu women to build their own homes and educate generations of black children who might not otherwise have attended school and, in many cases, gone on to study at colleges of higher education and university.