Group Title: Beaded panel (isibebe)
Title: Beaded Panel (isibebe)
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 Material Information
Title: Beaded Panel (isibebe)
Physical Description: Glass beads
Creator: Zulu People, 20th Century
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
Abstract: The geometric motifs on this beaded “love letter” would be legible to Zulus who knew the old color sequences and patterns. The central chevron motif with red, turquoise, blue and yellow and flanking a similar sequence in the diamond-shaped shields are affirmations of love and protection. Specifically the chevron may be read as “heart in my heart,” or simply “in my heart.” The white field and intertwined red and white cord show love, purity of heart and devotion.
Acquisition: Museum Purchase with Harn General Program Endowment Funds
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083114
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: 2007.27.13

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