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Details about  Xhosa Beaded Collar/Necklace Unusual South Africa SALE Was $95

Xhosa Beaded Collar/Necklace Unusual South Africa SALE Was $95 See original listing
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eBay item number:
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Type of ObjectCollar
Country of OriginSouth Africa
PeopleXhosa
Materialsplastic/vegetal plants, Beads, cotton cloth, button
Approximate Age20th Century
Dimensions10 inches ext. diam, 4 inches int. Diam.
Overall ConditionFair
Damage/Repaircut strands with a few missing beads in places, red treads/vegetal plants are fraying

Xhosa Beaded Collar or Necklace, South Africa

Additional Information: An unusual  Xhosa collar made out of vegetal plants/plastic thread and beads !

The Xhosa of the eastern Cape region of South Africa have a history of beadwork as long as that of the better known Zulu and Ndebele. The uses of beaded garments, bags, jewelry and objects continue until today in the rural areas.

This Xhosa necklace can be classified in the category  Icangci collars  worn by young initiates Xhosa during ceremonies to show their status. Today they are worn by men and women as ornaments. See pictures of men and women wearing similar necklaces in Vanishing Cultures of South Africa by Peter Magubane, pages 28-30.

Recommended Reading: Labelle, Marie-Louise, Beads of Life. Eastern and Southern African Beadwork from Canadian Collections, 2005

Peter Magubane, Vanishing Cultures of South Africa, Struik Publishers Ltd, 1998

EZAKWANTU. Beadwork from the Eastern Cape. 31 October 1993-29 May 1994. South African National Gallery

 

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