Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Suggested colors

South African flag : South Africans refer to themselves as the Rainbow Nation, and the flag certainly exemplifies this.
Zulu beadwork is very colorful and symbolic.
The following and more can be found at:
Meaning of colors are as follows:
(negative symbolism in parentheses)

  • White: spiritual love, purity
  • Red: Physical love, strong emotion (heartache, impatience)
  • Pink: High birth or rank, an oath or promise (poverty, laziness)
  • Green: Domestic bliss (Illness, discord)
  • Yellow: Wealth, a garden, industry, fertility (Thirst, badness, withering away)
  • Blue: Fidelity, a request (ill feeling, hostility)
  • Black: Marriage, regeneration (Sorrow, despair, death)

Young Zulu maiden wearing traditional beadwork:

Sports teams
Amazulu: Green or white (all green or all white)
Golden Arrows: Green and yellow (Yellow top, green bottom, or green top yellow bottom)
Maritzburg United: Blue and White or red and white
Sharks: Gray and black or yellow and black
Local Produce
Bananas, Pineapple, sugar cane, papayas, citrus fruits, mango

Local Wildlife
Elephants, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, crocodile, rhino, zebra, antelope, baboon, monkeys

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