- Museum number
Anklets, pair; consisting of glass beadwork, predominately white, on a string background with string ties. Rectangular, with five central designs of seven clusters of beads, in blue, orange, green, orange and blue (left to right). Orange latticed fringe on one long edge; the other is divided into three sections, with small triangles in between, and decorated on each section with i) blue 'X', ii) orange X, iii) blue X. Both a) and b) are tied together.
- Production date
Height: 8.80 centimetres
Width: 59 centimetres (a + b)
Depth: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Professor Jolles collection notes read:
"Worn by young girls and young married women. But when girls, only be girls who have boy friends, as a sign that they have a boy friend."
- 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