- Museum number
Anklet; one of a pair (matching Af.1997.6.13.a), multicoloured, rectangular, on fibre base and decorated with threaded and woven ?glass beads. White beads prominent, with white lattice fringe on one edge, with simple hanging fringe in black, white and blue on the other. Central rectangles on white background in green, red and black. Central red rectangle is much larger.
- Production date
Length: 49 centimetres (max with strings)
Width: 16.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Professor Jolles collection notes read "for umemulo (coming of age celebration) and worn by married women. Also when a girl visits her future husband's faimly for the first time (ukugaua)." He notes that the vernacular name for this object is 'ingusha.' For items Af.1997.6.10 to 19 he notes that the anklets with fringes are also known as 'amadavathi' or 'umuxafazo'. No.s 10, 11 and 13 are of an older style the the others, following on from the dark blue - black - green colour convention of the 1940s and earlier.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Items from the Jolles collection were on display in the BP Ethnography Showcase exhibition entitled 'Zulu Beadwork', which closed on 18 Jan 1998.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by Professor Jolles in 1989.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number