Intricately hand crafted with beads hand stitched into leather to make unique, elegant patterns.
Every pattern holds a meaning. For example, the model is wearing a pendant that shows growth (yellow) coming from the center of life (multicolored center) surrounded by bravery (red)
This piece was handmade Yantsai Ntokosi. She is the first wife, a mother and a grandmother. She leads a team of her three co-wives, their daughters and granddaughters. Proceeds from their craft provides basic needs, medicine and education for the entire family.