Traditional Leaders
Arts and Crafts in Rural South Africa

©Dr Peter Magubane
In contrast to most communities where the use of beadwork is becoming less common, especially among younger men, traditional healers continue to make their own beaded garments.

©Dr Peter Magubane
The practice of making their own beadwork is still prevalent with both male and female healers. Some men have also learnt the art of beading to supplement their income by selling beadwork to other traditionalists.

By Professor Sandra Klopper