Hlamarisa's handicap made her strong and beautiful
Hlamarisa Vuma learned bead work from her mother. Now she is teaching young people bead work skills in her home village Bungeni, near Elim, Northern Limpopo.
Beading is her daily job and she loves doing it
Hlamarisa is a disabled woman and doing bead work is her daily job, which makes her life meaningful. She specializes in traditional work such as fertility dolls and garments for traditional healers, but she also likes to make modern jewellery and decorations for fashion and interior products.
Beaded cloth by Hlamarisa Vuma
Hlamarisa’s beadwork at Madi a Thavha
Hlhamarisa Vuma shows her work at her homestead
Tsonga fertitly doll made by Hlamarisa Vuma
Traditional Tsonga attire and beading around the waist
Hlamarisa Vuma busy beading a tradtional fertility doll
Hlamarisa sell beaded items at her rural homestead
Hlamarisa Vuma is very able
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Bungeni village (between Elim and Giyani)