Title: Tobacco Bag (ingxowa)
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083079/00001
 Material Information
Title: Tobacco Bag (ingxowa)
Physical Description: Glass beads, wool, rope, fiber 13 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (34 x 17.1 cm)
Creator: Thembu People
Donor: William D. and Norma Canelas Roth ( donor )
Publication Date: c. 1940
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
Abstract: Beadwork colors and styles of beaded accessories for ceremonial wear indicate age levels among the Thembu. This beaded bag with its large dark beads contrasted against white cloth would be appropriate for a married man. In dances for married men, called ibasi, a bag such as this would be worn with other elaborately beaded accoutrements – most with a white and dark blue color scheme – and garments to distinguish a middle-aged man of high-standing.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083079
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: 2005.47.5

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