Title: Woman's Belt
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 Material Information
Title: Woman's Belt
Physical Description: Glass beads, leather, metal beads, fiber 5 1/2 x 34 3/4 in. (14 x 88.3 cm)
Creator: Thembu People
Donor: William D. and Norma Canelas Roth ( donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
 Notes
Abstract: The predominantly white beads, with accents of black beads and a few turquoise and pink beads identify the wearer as a Tembu teenager, and the red tassels are attached to beadwork of teenagers of both sexes. Leather belts without tassels are worn by young women and brides, so it is likely this belt was made for a teenage girl. It may have been an example of the elaborate beadwork worn in youthful dances that affirm the value of the kraal, the central space for cattle that is the source of the family’s wealth.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083093
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: 2006.45.5

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