Xhosa beadwork played an important role in providing people with a sense of belonging and a cultural identity. It helped to provide a solid traditional base on which they could model their ethics, morals and ways of living. Beadwork also served a valuable spiritual purpose, as it was believed that it linked the living to their ancestors.

Social identities could be identified through the beadwork ensembles worn. It also provided an important fashion service, giving voice to self-expression and reflecting the individual styles of creator and wearer alike. The beadwork often held symbolic references in the use of color, the pattern formation and motifs. These practices are still applied in modern day South Africa. As you consume our bottle of sparkling, celebrate your own rich heritage