Xhosa people were situated in a province called kwaXhosa, today known as the Eastern Cape. During that time, wealthy households were identified by the means of beadwork or necklaces that women designed for their husbands.
Ntambho enkulu was a necklace worn by men who were permitted to slaughter animals for rituals. Izitsaba was worn by traditional healers who had to go through various stages in order to qualify to wear it. This piece is designed using platinum, red rope and silver, and raises awareness for its associated traditional symbolism.