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A Zulu wedding, like many other African weddings is full of vibrant colours, and the beaded jewelry plays a big role on the big day. The bride and her groom will wear matching colours to show people that they are an item. The girl is claiming her man.

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This is a bridal ensemble from the century.” It is made of wool and cotton twill blanket, glass beads, cotton thread, cotton canvas, br.

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Africa | The Ndebele Bridal Ensemble from the 20th Century from the Front | “Ndebele brides’ beaded attire includes a richly embroidered blanket; a bridal apron; a beaded veil; a neck ornament; neck, arm, and leg rings; and a distinctive train. On their wedding day, brides receive a grass broom with a beaded handle, alluding to their new domestic duties. In older works, such as the train, white beads predominate and geometric motifs are delicate.”

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