- Museum number
Headband; white glass beads woven onto natural fibre in a long rectangular shape, with brown and red ties at each end. Three horizontal bands made up of rows of four vertical beads, with raised horizontal single rows of beads between. Edging with fringe of single row of beads attached at intervals by clusters of three beads. Fringe of fifteen triangles of uniform size.
- Production date
Height: 5.50 centimetres
Width: 104 centimetres (with string ties)
Width: 51.70 centimetres (without string ties)
Depth: 0.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Professor Jolles collection notes state triangles are worn uppermost. There is a tradition of pure white in some areas (eg. Mambulo). Worn only by married women.
- 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