South African Folk Coca Cola Bottle

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I stumbled across this beaded Coca Cola bottle and had to share it. The bottle, which features beautiful Ndebele patterns and shapes, was created by Maria Msiza, her mother Anna, her sisters Johanna and Sarah, and friends Anna Ntuli and Francinah Mtshwene for a folk exhibition at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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  1. Hi,
    I am so happy to see the beaded Coca-Cola bottle again.
    Maria Msiza, my mother together with her team are very skillful women when it comes to beadwork. Beadwork is second nature to them.

    Mama and the team are still at work even to this day,
    For a beadwork teacher or any special orders, email

  2. Hi,
    It’s good to see the beaded Coca-Cola bottle again.
    My mother, Maria Msiza and her team are very skillful when it comes to beadwork.

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