Glassbeaded Lion fully handmade in South Africa.
Dimensions approx. :
L 13 cm x l 5 cm x H 15 cm
Bead craftsmanship is an ancient tradition in Africa, and many communities utilize this technique to craft a variety of artistic items, including animals.
Artisans often begin by selecting beads of various colors, typically made of glass, to create patterns. They may employ a technique known as “bead embroidery,” where beads are stitched onto a fabric or metal wire support to form intricate designs. Animals, in particular, are popular subjects in these creations, often representing African wildlife or domestic animals.