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Hand-Beaded Purse Hooks

Swahili Modern


  • Craftswomen in South Africa create these adorable hooks by hand using white and silver beads, metal, and plastic wire. Each hook features detailed wire wrapping, a hanging loop, a beaded knob.

    Perfect for a light jacket or scarf, the hooks are fair trade and ensure sustainable incomes for many families in the KwaZulu-Natal region.

  • Beading is a major industry in South Africa that brings income and independence to women and their families, as well as funding the fight against HIV/AIDS. Many artisans are home-based and work in small groups, having learned intricate beading techniques from previous generations and community friends.


Vendor: Swahili Modern