Author Archives: Mercy Hombakazi Nqandeka

Recreating classic Xhosa beads

At Homba Crafts, we embark on a journey to revive the timeless artistry of traditional beading styles. Our ancestors adorned themselves with exquisite beads, where each color and motif held profound meanings. These beads served as a cultural language, revealing one’s societal status, age, marital status, parental status, lobola (dowry), and more. Xhosa beads, renowned […]