A Colourful Experience

Discover the rich culture, history and nature of the Soutpansberg,
Northern Limpopo, South Africa.
Traditional Tsonga beaded textiles and objects

Homu Minceka White

Homu Minceka White is a group of women, based in the picturesque village of Makosha near Giyani, Northern Limpopo. They have skills, time and patience to do the traditional Tsonga bead work. Their work includes the minceka, a traditional beaded shoulder cloth, expressing symbols of cultural significance and worn by married women. They also specialize in making the beadwork of the Sangoma cloths: white beads on black, red, blue or turquoise fabric. They like to revive these old techniques by making beaded cloths and panels for decorative purposes.

Contact details:
Elna Mathonsi
Tel +27(0)78 354  9814
Makosha village