Traditional South African Beaded Dolls
Across parts of South Africa, you are likely to see beautiful, handmade dolls in some of the shops. While these dolls can make for popular souvenirs, they have a significant meaning.
Typically associated with the Ndebele tribe, these beaded dolls are created for young girls to play with as well as serving as a fertility charm for young women and to symbolize a woman's status in the tribe.
Their design also varies according to region and customs, and no two dolls are the same.