Title: Beaded earflap
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083084/00001
 Material Information
Title: Beaded earflap
Physical Description: Beads, leather 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (14 x 5.7 cm)
Creator: Maasai People, 20th Century
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Kenya
Abstract: Married Maasai women wear beaded leather flaps attached to their ears as an important marker of family affiliation through marriage. Earflaps may also denote the sub-ethnic group of the wearer. Even though they are considered to be a pair, the two beaded patterns are different, reflecting the Maasai preference for asymmetry.
General Note: Part of a pair
Donation: Anonymous gift
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083084
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: 2006.2.46

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