Ubuhle Beautiful Beads has stunned The Art World with its Innovative, Beaded Fine Art.

What started as a humble project, using traditional skills to create independence and give rural artists hope, has evolved into a dynamic project, creating fine art through individual African artists.

About Ubuhle Beads

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Bongiswa Ntobela

Working from Little Farm, Lidgetton in the Natal Midlands they have inspired an international audience with their art exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.

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Our Story

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Ntombephi Ntobela

This innovative change in the traditions of South African beadwork first occurred in 1999 when co-founder of the Ubuhle community, Ntombephi ‘Induna’ Ntobela, starting sewing loose beads onto black fabric for her own pleasure. From these humble beginnings the ndwango as an artform slowly grew.

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