hat-ornament(Isembozo or Isambozo)
- Museum number
Beadwork hat decoration; ?glass beads woven onto fibre. Consists of predominately white rectangular panel, made up of six horizontal bands of repeated rows of beads, strung vertically. Double row of beads at one long border; the other border also has double row, along with single row attached by clusters of three beads. Small central motif of green, black and blue adjoining rectangles.
- Production date
Height: 4.20 centimetres
Width: 27 centimetres
Depth: 0.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Because of duplicate photos, Jolles collection is out of sequence: this object corresponds with the Jolles' collection number 197. Jolles notes that is attached to front of hat (inkehhe), tied at back (to church, or praying at home, or sacrifice). Worn by married women. Near Enothweni river which flows into the Hlimitwa.
NB. DOES NOT MATCH ITEM IN ASSOCIATED PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 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, made by Hlekeni (Mamaphumulo) Ngubane, pensioner, aged over 61 in 1991.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number