African beads still hold strong traditional values and identity

Beads continue to be a proud expression of cultural values in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Xhosa communities.

Often worn by traditional healers and individuals held in high esteem in certain communities, the Masai in Kenya and people from Mongolia still wear them.

The area between King William's Town and East London was one of the most popular colour [pink] won by abafana, the recently initiated young men.

Stephen Long, beadwork collector and dealer

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to bead work collector and dealer, Stephen Long, about the history and meaning behind the adornments.

He has travelled extensively through the Eastern Cape province, studying and collecting quality glass beads.

Listen to the conversation below:

The use of the bead work has become more restricted now, you'll see it at traditional ceremonies but not usually work casually.

Stephen Long, beadwork collector and dealer
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