• Hello, lovely post on pondo beadwork, indeed Pondo people are talented. Thank you also for highlighting my photography from the area and linking back to my site.

    September 06, 2011
    • Laura

      Hi Lauren, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
      To be honest, your photoset on Flickr is about the only place on the internet that really speaks about Pondo people in so many colors. It’s very interesting to see the ethnocultural background for the ancient beading technigue which is now being adapted worldwide and recreated in so many ways :) Too often this link is lost and forgotten.
      I wish there were more pictures of the authentic Pondo beadwork on the web.

      September 07, 2011
  • My book, “Zulu Inspired Beadwork,”published by Intwrweave Press in 2007, contains instructions for the African Circle Stitch. I just had never come across the term Pondo stitch for the same technique. Thanks for your background on this great technique.

    April 23, 2013

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