Gecko - Multicolored
Everyone loves the playful and cute gecko, and this large beaded figure is no exception.
The geckos are created using copper and telephone wire as well as varied colorful 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 16” (from nose to end of tail) long x 3” wide x 2.5" high.
“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