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Throw | Wrap - Ndebele Beads

Inspired by the unique tradition and style of Ndebele house painting, this vibrant and beautifully patterned throw is bursting with Ndebele culture.
The patterns and expressive symbols created on the walls of the houses serve as a form of communication between the different groups of the Ndebele
people originating from the north-eastern parts of South Africa and into the southern parts of Zimbabwe. It is also said that a wellpainted home shows
the talent and taste of the mother of the household. Culturally, each Ndebele woman has a marriage blanket, called an nguba.
She wears this blanket throughout her entire life. The blanket is embellished with different types of beads to signify the different events in her life,
such as her son attaining manhood.