#108 Beaded Zulu Nativity

Acquired 1994

Handmade by KwaZulu women to supplement their family incomes while maintaining traditional household chores, these charming 3” beaded nativity figures reflect the influence of 19th century missionaries on the Zulu people. Made in Africa, the set is handcrafted from cloth and natural beads. The piece with the long hair is Joseph, and the piece with all the colorful beads reflects Mary. Purchased from “What on Earth” catalog, November 1994. $49.95.