Title: Doll (umndwana)
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Title: Doll (umndwana)
Physical Description: Glass beads, plastic beads, glass bottle, goatskin, cloth 9 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (24.1 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm)
Creator: Ndebele People , 20th Century
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Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
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Abstract: The function of Ndebele dolls has been variously interpreted in historical and personal narratives. By some accounts, such dolls are said to have assisted in courtship rituals and to promote a woman’s ability to conceive. This doll’s entire body is comprised of beaded rings, and it appears to wear miniature versions of the beaded aprons, isiphephetu, neckrings and bracelets, izigolwane, worn by young Ndebele women before marriage.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083071
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: 2004.33.8

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