PHAKAMISA is pronounced pa-ga-mee-sa.
A Zulu word meaning 'to uplift.'

Beading has been a part of Zulu culture for hundreds of years and continues to be today through the traditional garments and accessories made and used for ceremonies.

PHAKAMISA has developed a popular range of beadwork – jewellery and accessories – in a variety of colours and finishes together which we sell to visitors at home and abroad.

PHAKAMISA also designs and produces traditional Zulu ceremonial beadwork – including bespoke orders.  For more information contact Zethu – admin@phakamisa.org

  • Phakamisa Beaders

    PHAKAMISA has developed a popular range of beadwork – jewellery and accessories – available in a variety of colours and finishes.  Alongside this PHAKAMISA designs and makes (off the peg and bespoke) traditional Zulu items.

    Nelly our beadwork trainer develops our range which is all made by Caregivers, who are supporting orphaned and vulnerable children. It provides them with a small income. Each item is handmade and unique and a great deal of time and skill is involved in its making.

  • Our range and how to order

    For more details on our full range, colours, sizes and prices then please contact Zethu Khuzwayo our administrator – admin@phakamisa.org

    If you are interested in placing an order, from single item to larger quantities, please contact Zethu,  who will be able to send you our price list together with our order form and details. Please note that we will advise you of postage costs on receipt of your order, which will be based on the weight of the items to be dispatched. We do not have flat rate postal charges.