THE AMAZING ZULU ART + By: Shahd Fakhroo Ghada Al Naimi Maha Al Kaabi Al-Maha Al-Sulaiti + Zulu is a tribe in Africa In South Africa Zulus are the largest population group. Their traditional home is in Zululand which is a place in Natal. + The women wear isicholo, a wide hat made of straw and decorated with beads (ubuhlalu) + ~~Beadwork~~ Significance: Beadwork is made by the women where they send it to the man they like and they would wear it around their necks. In the beadwork each color represents something for example: White: Love Black: Mourning, loneliness and disappointment Pink: Poverty Green: Lovesickness or jealousy Blue: Loyalty Red: Tears and desire Yellow: Wealth Striped beads: Doubt Men usually wear the beadwork to show that they are involved with women they might marry. It is also a way for the women and men to communicate avoiding them to talk. + ~~Masks~~ In Africa masks can be traced back to well past Paleolithic times. These art objects were, and are still made of various materials, included are leather, metal, fabric and various types of wood And they range in size from 16 inches to 8. 'Secret Masks’ The Zulu people call some of their masks + How does the environment of the culture influence their artistic creation? MAHA ALKAA3bi Activity 1: Making Bracelets Activity 2: Creating Masks + Bibliography -"Zululand EcoAdventures - Zulu Tribe. Zoulou Tribe." Zululand EcoAdventures - Zulu Women Life.Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.eshowe.com/article/articlestatic/69/1/13/>. -"Zulu - Introduction, Location, Language, Folklore, Religion, Major Holidays, Rites of Passage, Relationships, Living Conditions." Countries and Their Cultures.Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Rwanda-to-Syria/Zulu.html>. -"Zulu Tribe." African Tribes - Indigenous People of Africa.Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.african-tribes.org/zulu-tribe.html>. -"Authentic South African Art." African Art | African Masks | African Artifacts - AfricanArt.com.Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.africanart.com/SouthAfricanArt.html>. -"Zulu People." The University of Iowa. Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Zulu.html>. -"Tribal Art." Paintings - Styles, Tools, Mediums, Artists.Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.ethnicpaintings.com/popular-painting-styles/tribal-art.html>. -African Art - Tribal Art - African Tribal Art – Zulu Art. Web. 13 June 2011. <http://www.ezakwantu.com/>.