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unknown Nguni

unknown Sotho


Mid 20th century - Late 20th century
Woven, sewn, and beaded cloth with glass

5 x 7.5 in. (12.7 x 19.05 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.29
Other Number(s): 84-39 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, South Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Northern Nguni (Zulu), South African, Southern African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • aprons - Short or long main garments consisting of panels or shields made of hides, skins, cloth, or woven fibers suspended from or near the waist with attached strings or cords; often decorated and usually indicating age or marital status. May cover the front or the back of the body; worn by women and girls in Africa.
  • beadwork - Visual works comprising designs, patterns, or other arrangements of beads, typically stringed or attached to textile supports.
  • South African - Style and culture of the people of South Africa.
  • Zulu

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Journeys Through African Womanhood Bryn Mawr College , Feb 14, 2003 – Mar 28, 2003

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 7/18/1991

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art (New York, NY: Sotheby's , 1989), Figure Number: 297.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • "The Collection." The Art Institute of Chicago Online Collections Database. (Accessed April 9, 2020): Art Institute Chicago, Accession No.: 2005.464.
  • John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 216-220.

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