Title: Wedding Staff
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083096/00001
 Material Information
Title: Wedding Staff
Physical Description: Wood, glass beads, fiber 38 x 5 1/4 in. (96.5 x 13.3 cm)
Creator: Zulu People, 20th Century
Donor: William D. and Norma Canelas Roth ( donor )
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
Abstract: By the mid-20th century, many accoutrements used in weddings and other festive ceremonies were adorned with beads. This beaded cane was possibly of Ngwane origin, however, the vivid colors are not characteristic of the area but have been adapted in the modern style, or isimodeni. Canes are carried by older men at wedding ceremonies in this region and in other regions are carried by young women in coming out ceremonies. The word “xola” spelled out in the green area means “sorry,” and may express some resistance to the marriage or an apology for some past transgression.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083096
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: 2006.45.8

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