BAYEDE! translated from Zulu means ‘Hail the King!’,
The salute reserved for the zulu king.
Bayede! was shouted by King Shaka Zulu to unite the nations
200 years ago.
Traditional Zulu beadwork helps to regulate behaviour between individuals of opposite gender. Symbolic coding is influenced by factors such as the colour combination and arrangement, the use and nature of an object, and even by the deliberate breaking of these operating rules.
Click on a color below to see the related symbolic meaning
Bayede! translated from Zulu means ‘Hail the King’ – the salute that was used to greet the great King Shaka – and today it is still reserved to salute His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini.
Bayede! Royal Luxury products have the official Zulu Royal Warrant, the Royal Coat of Arms and the legend ‘By Appointment’ on all their products. Bayede! Job creation, beadwork is added to the Bayede! products and creates sustainable work for Women in Rural areas.
King Goodwill Zwelithini is the eighth reigning King of the Zulu nation under the Traditional Leadership clause of South Africa’s Constitution. He was crowned at the age of 23 as the youngest reigning King at a traditional ceremony at Nongoma in 1971. It is estimated that there are more than 17 million Zulus in the world, the largest South African ethnic group.
In the past King Goodwill Zwelithini has played an instrumental role in the peaceful transition of South Africa into a new democratic dispensation and his Kingdom still stands today as one of 8 Monarchies in the world.
The History of
King Shaka Zulu
King Shaka Zulu is said to be one of the greatest military leaders in African History, and perhaps all of history. King Shaka Zulu was born in 1787, he initiated many military, social, cultural and political reforms, forming a well organised and centralised Zulu Nation.
King Shaka Zulu used his strength, courage, and unique fighting methods to become one of the fiercest Zulu warriors.