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Beaded Praying Mantis

$ 55.00

These crafty and interesting creatures are created using copper and telephone wire as well as varied beads that really make them come to life. Using only pliers, wire cutters and scissors the wire is manipulated to create the form, and then the artisan adds the beads to complete the work. 

Many artists in the village grew up learning this technique from grandparents. Today it provides many mothers a way of generating income and they are able to pass on this tradition to future generations. 

This item measures approximately 10" long,"10 tall and 2.5" wide.  Because this is original folk art, accent colors on each piece may have slight variations from the item pictured.

“We hope that beyond owning a piece of artwork, people will remember the story of the people who created it.”   Lulama Sihlabeni of eKhaya eKasi Art and Education Centre, South Africa

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