- Museum number
Back decoration or panel; consisting of ?glass beadwork, predominately white, on a fibre background. Rectangular, with central repeating diamond design in blues, greens, white, red and black, with three outer borders in blue, green and red. Red wool ties with clusters of green plastic beads at ends.
- Production date
Height: 15.40 centimetres
Width: 90 centimetres (with string ties)
Width: 18.50 centimetres (without string ties)
Depth: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Professor Jolles collection notes read:
"Worn by izinsizwe, courting young men but only by those who already have a steady girlfriend. The upper set of strings goes round back of neck then over shoulders and under armpits. The lower set goes around waist, tied at front. So the panel sits in the small of the back or just above."
- 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