- Museum number
Beadwork apron; consists of ?glass beadwork panel woven onto piece of fine navy or black cotton with diagonal weave; selvedge at top and unhemmed bottom and sides. Beaded stripe sits in top half of fabric, made up of nine sections. From left to centre: i) white square in single rows, with internal 'X', with bordered with sides in white with small blue and large red band on left and small orange and large green band on right. ii) 'X' within square, with panel on right in white with small green an dlarge blue band; iii) two white triangles, connected by vertical line, with two extra diagonal lines from top and bottom of each triangle. To right is vertical strip in which with three cross shapes made of five squares in green, orange and blue with red square at bottom; iv) white 'X'; v) Central panel of white horizontal rectangle in white with central orange horizontal row with three triangles above and below in blue, orange and green. Cross shape above, multi-coloured, with white 'X' below. Bordered on each side by three vertical rows in blue, white and red.
Remainder of decoration from centre to right is similar to left; with some colours on wider dividing bands different. Two horizontal single rows along entire bottom of beadwork in orange and lime.
- Production date
- 1975 (circa)
Length: 41.60 centimetres
Width: 126 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Because of duplicate photos, Jolles catalogue is out of sequence: this object corresponds with the Jolles' collection number 237. Jolles notes is worn by young wives at back over isidwaba (umakoti).
- 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