Beaded Llama

$35.00 USD



This handmade beaded llama sculpture is made in Eswatini, Africa by skilled artisans. This llama is made from wire and beads and features our handmade SwaziMUD™ beads and authentic shweshwe cloth. This is the perfect, unique addition to your llama decor collection. Shop knowing that you are supporting a great cause.

Our wire & beading process

These llamas are handcrafted by skilled artisans in Eswatini, Africa. One artisan starts the process by stringing beads on to a wire. This takes an experienced stringer about 1.5 hours. Another artisan builds the wireframe of each llama. The third artisan wraps the framed sculpture with the beaded string. This takes an experienced artisan a full day of work (8 hours).

SwaziMUD™ beads

Our SwaziMUD™ beads are handmade at Project Canaan in Eswatini, Africa by Khutsala™ Artisans. These beads are made from African mud that is hand-rolled and then baked in a kiln for 8 hours. After the beads are hardened, they are hand glazed and then baked again for another 8 hours turning them into uniquely colored glass beads.

Shweshwe

The saddle on this adorable llama is made with authentic shweshwe fabric made in Africa. Shweshwe is a dyed cotton fabric that is widely used for traditional South African clothing.

100% of profits donated

All of the profits from each of our beaded animals and jewelry is donated directly back to support the children living at Project Canaan in Eswatini, Africa. Our artisans are paid a fair wage for their labor and work hard to support the orphans living on the Project Canaan farm.