- Museum number
Beadwork apron; consists of long rectangular top panel in large glass or plastic beads, from left to right: blue square with 'X' in centre, bordered in three double rows of beads; pink vertical stripe; black and green locked vertical stripes; yellow stripe of double row of diamond shapes; green and black locked stripes; pair of red diamond shapes; green and black stripes; pink stripe; blue square as at far left. Bordered on top and side edges of clusters of three beads. Backed onto black cotton panel which hangs down below beadwork. Machine-stitched in cream on personal left; hand-stitched on personal right, with selvedge at the bottom with three thin cream woven stripes. Beadwork panel backed onto additional piece of black cotton; thread shows through onto reverse.
- Production date
Length: 65 centimetres
Width: 51.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Because of duplicate photos, Jolles catalogue is out of sequence: this object corresponds with the Jolles' collection number 233. Jolles notes cite Jolles 1994, 58. Probably bought by people expelled from farms in the Muden (sp?) area.
- 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