Title: Beaded Panel (isibebe)
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083102/00001
 Material Information
Title: Beaded Panel (isibebe)
Physical Description: Glass beads
Creator: Zandile Ma Ndlovu Dube
Publication Date: 1969
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
Abstract: This beaded panel necklace is the third one made during Zandile Ma Ndlovu Dube’s engagement. It bears the text “abantu izoni” and translates as “people are wicked” and is a reaction to those spreading malicious gossip about the couple. The five strand plaited neckband, isibohph reiterates the old color code, using white (mhlophe) to signify purity of heart, and red, referring to blood and love (bomvu). By wearing this necklace, the man is essentially saying that he is ignoring those who would dissuade him and restating his commitment to marrying the woman.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083102
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: 2007.27.1

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