Title: Man's Wedding Apron (ibeshu)
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083082/00001
 Material Information
Title: Man's Wedding Apron (ibeshu)
Physical Description: Glass beads, leather, fiber 26 1/4 x 25 7/8 in. (66.7 x 65.7 cm)
Creator: Zulu 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: Although western dress is the normal attire of Zulu men, for special occasions some choose to wear “traditional” elaborately decorated calfskin leather garments. This beaded apron or ibeshu is a reflection of a blending of traditional and contemporary Zulu life in that it is made of leather that was recycled from an old bus seat and the colorful beaded adornments on the edges and flap reflects the modern style of beadworking called isimodeni. Isimodeni is not based on the older color sequencing that formed a coded language, but it may convey personal meanings derived from the older sequences.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083082
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: 2005.47.9

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