Lamba Trade Bead Pillow


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Color: Cream
Size: Small Square
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Lamba means “belt” in Nyanja, a Bantu language spoken by over 15 million people across Zambia, Malawi and other regions of Southern Africa. Rows of cowrie shells form a belt across kanju’s Lamba Pillow, accented by a central cast bronze trade pendant and rings of wooden seed beads.

Beneath thatched roofs and in the shade of mango trees, kanju artisans sew, bead, and embroider South African plush cotton pillow covers in both vibrant and subtle hues. Fabric is embellished with unique trade beads sourced from across Africa, some of them centuries old.


Small Square - 18" x 18"

Large Square - 24" x 24"

Lumbar - 24" x 14"


Cotton, Bronze, Glass, Shells


Cream, Indigo Grey, Crimson Red

Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur. Each pillow is French-seamed and features a concealed zipper closure.



Care & Maintenance

Style indoors or outdoors in a dry place.

Color may fade over time when left in direct light.

Best to hand wash as gently as possible in cool water with mild soap or dry clean.

Shipping Information

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Standard shipping is 4 - 8 days. View kanju Shipping Policy

For returns, please review our terms and conditions for the full refund and exchange policy. For additional information, contact us.