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Beadwork hat ornament; ?glass beads woven onto fibre. Consists of white rectangular panel; made from four horizontal bands of repeated rows of five beads strung vertically. At top and bottom edges is woven fringe; towards one long edge is double horizontal raised row, with metal rod through centre at rear. Central decoration of band of coloured rectangles, symmetrical from centre, in yellow with blue centre, pale blue, orange and dark blue (from left to right). From each end of metal row row hangs three strands of beads in white, blue and green, which meet together in centre though triangular cluster of nine large white plastic beads. Metal safety pin at rear.
Height: 8.10 centimetres
Width: 12.20 centimetres
Depth: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Because of duplicate photos, Jolles catalogue is out of sequence: this object corresponds with the Jolles' collection number 216. Jolles notes is worn at side of head, by girls who have boyfriends, and on engagement day.
- 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
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