Title: Diviner’s Headdress
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Title: Diviner’s Headdress
Physical Description: Wool, beads 17 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (45.1 x 22.2 cm)
Creator: Zulu People , Late 20th Century
Donor: Norma Canelas Roth and William D. Roth ( donor )
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Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
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Abstract: Both male and female Zulu diviners, inzangoma, are identifiable by their elaborate headdresses of beaded hair extensions or wigs. A diviner’s coiffure may be further enhanced with a cluster of dried inflated bladders from goats sacrificed to the ancestors to show her linkage to their supernatural powers. This beaded wig has twisted threads in the place of natural hair which are attached to a knitted wool cap. Most diviners’ headdresses are adorned with white beads, although recent versions include both glass and plastic colored beads as well as other materials.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00083081
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: 2005.47.8

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