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A married woman's apron ('mapoto') made of leather decorated with glass beads.
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Height: 54 centimetres
Width: 46.30 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Beadwork is made and worn by women to denote their life cycle from puberty to adult and married status. A young girl would wear a 'ghabi', a beaded panel above a fringed apron followed by a 'pepetu', a larger version at puberty. A married woman would then wear a heavily beaded apron 'mapoto'.
In: Giblin, J., & Spring, C., 2016, ‘South Africa: the art of a nation’. London, Thames and Hudson, pp 173-177
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-2017 27 Oct-26 Feb, London, BM, G35, South Africa: the art of a nation
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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