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19th century - 20th century
Beaded and sewn plant material or textile (?) with glass and metal
20 1/2 in. x 2 in. (52.07 cm x 5.08 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
84-41 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Africa, South Africa
Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Northern Nguni (Zulu), South African, Southern African, African
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This object has the following keywords:
- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Main garments worn by women, primarily in Africa, to cover the genitals, often consisting of pendant elements made of metal or vegetal matter that hang from a cord tied around the waist or hips; may also be made of cloth and some element may pass between the legs.
- Style and culture of the people of South Africa.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Journeys Through African Womanhood
Bryn Mawr College
, 2/14/2003 - 3/28/2003
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 7/18/1991
Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent
(New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016),
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