Title: Beaded Doll (nguana modula)
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Title: Beaded Doll (nguana modula)
Physical Description: Wood, glass beads, brass, cloth 10 1/4 x 4 in. (26 x 10.2 cm)
Creator: Southern Sotho People
 Subjects
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Lesotho
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Abstract: The earliest accounts of South Sotho dolls claim that they are were carried by childless women, and were used to appeal to the “Spirit of Maternity” who lived in a swamp. In hope that the doll would help her conceive, a woman named it and cared for it until the birth of her first child. The “dolls” are neither child-like nor playthings. They are dressed in a beaded cloak that covers the conical wooden base. The hair is made of beads and seeds, and a brass bead or flat button is attached to the head. The figure’s adornments mimic those of mature adults, most often women, and some are dressed as brides.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083124
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: 2007.30.5

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