The "Love Bean" worn as an amulet to invoke the assistance of ancestral spirits in matters of love and luck on a beaded necklace prepared by the Zulu Witchdoctor - The wearer of this charm becomes totally irresistable to potential sweethearts
The Love Bean (also known as the ‘sea bean’ or 'sea heart') is dispersed by ocean currents, often travelling 1000’s of kilometres to find new suitable habitats. The tough outer shell endures the salt water and stormy seas until it reaches fertile soil. It is a matter of luck and fortune if a bean survives to take root and grow. The Love Bean is thus a symbol of perseverance, endurance, faith and resulting bountiful rewards.