Ndebele Beaded Wedding Apron| South Africa


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The Ndebele people are famous for their beadwork and the painting of their homes in bright geometric colors. The importation of glass beads into Southern Africa has a long history and the beads have become an intricate part of Ndebele culture,  used to recognize important passages in Ndebele life.

The intricately beaded apron was part of a wedding ceremony and conferred beauty, wealth and status of the bride.  The beaded work is attached to cowhide and is truly a work of art.

Dimensions:  26″  x  15″


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