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Shaped by an interest in ancient and contemporary easthetics
ZULU-SHANGAAN-BOZO-XHOSA-DOGON-TURKANA-BERBER-FULANI

Multi-cultural fusion of tribal diversity and excellent top end designers craft manship.

All original one-of-a-kind designs with premium glass seed beads and hand picked authentic antique components form

The West African Bead Trade since the 16 th cen.

 

       

 

INSPIRATION TRADITIONAL AFRICAN TRIBAL ART/CRAFT

 

 

 

DOGON CULTURE - my favourite source of inspiration for my work.

http://www.ethnographica.com/ http://www.galenfrysinger.com/ http://www.danheller.com/

http://www.hamillgallery.com/ http://www.unesco.org/ http://www.sacredsites.com/

 

     

 

Unique range  one of a kind designers range of neckaces  - copyright/Milene Rust 2007

 

 

   

 

XHOSA/SHANGAAN/ZULU CULTURE

 

XHOSA EXAMPLE

 Reference Books  : 'The history of Beads: from 30,000 B.C. to the Present"  by Lois S. Dubin

"Africa Adorned"  by Angela Fisher "Collectible Beads: a Universal Aesthetic" by Robert K. Liu

"Magical Ancient Beads"  by Jamey D. Allen

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SHANGAAN EXAMPLES

 

 

BOZO EXAMPLE

LARGE SELECTION   -  COLOURS AND DESIGNS WITH TRIBAL REFERENCES

DESIGNERS HANDMADE BOXES

If you are intersted in a specific catagory of items

please email and I will forward my selection of

stock in a secure pdf file with all the information

you will need regarding prices, dimensions,

shipping and payment.

Confidentional and private at your own leisure.

Milene Rust

SOUTH AFRICA

Please email or call skype +27(0)224923293 for more info regarding stock and prices.

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