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Image of Central Section of a Maiden's Cache-Sexe

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unknown Nguni
Primary



Central Section of a Maiden's Cache-Sexe

Late 19th century - Mid 20th century
Woven, beaded textile with glass beads

3 x 10 in. (7.62 x 25.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.37
Other Number(s): 84-44B (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, South Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal Province
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.
  • beadwork - Visual works comprising designs, patterns, or other arrangements of beads, typically stringed or attached to textile supports.
  • ornaments - Decorative forms or embellishments that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Refers also to decorative objects attached to or worn by humans and animals. For objects signifying an honor bestowed upon an individual, usually worn on the person, see "decorations." Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, see "decoration (process)."
  • South African - Style and culture of the people of South Africa.
  • Zulu

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  • 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:
  • Angela Fisher, Africa Adorned (London, England: Collins Harvill, 1989), 102.
  • Deborah Stokes, "Rediscovered Treasures: African Beadwork at the Field Museum, Chicago." African Arts 32, no. 3 (Autumn 1999): 20, Figure Number: 3.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No: 0117106.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0175701.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Angela Fisher, Africa Adorned (London, England: Collins Harvill, 1989), 102.
  • Deborah Stokes, "Rediscovered Treasures: African Beadwork at the Field Museum, Chicago." African Arts 32, no. 3 (Autumn 1999): 18-31, 91.
  • John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 216-220.

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