hat-ornament(Isipeleti or Isiphaza)
- Museum number
Beadwork hat decoration; ?glass beads woven onto fibre. Consists of predominately white rectangular panel, made up of horizontal bands of repeated rows of three beads, strung vertically. Double row of beads at top and bottom, with horizontal triple raised row in centre. Central 'hour-glass' motif in orange, green, dark blue, black and pale blue (from centre outwards); flanked on either side by three inward-facing arrow shapes in orange, blue and green. Central raised row is backed by metal rod through centre; at rear are two metal safety pins towards edges of decoration.
- Production date
Height: 5 centimetres
Width: 17.50 centimetres
Depth: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Because of duplicate photos, Jolles collection is out of sequence: this object corresponds with the Jolles' collection number 196. Jolles notes that is attached to hat at the back, worn by married and old women.
- 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