Title: Ngwane Wedding Cape (isikoti)
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083053/00001
 Material Information
Title: Ngwane Wedding Cape (isikoti)
Physical Description: Cloth, glass seed beads, plastic beads, 45 1/2 x 31 in. (115.6 x 78.7 cm)
Creator: Kholekile Maxulu
Publication Date: c. 1960
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- South Africa
Abstract: A new Ngwane bride appears at gala occasions wearing a cape of colored cloth, covered with fine beadwork strips. The strips are made by the woman’s relatives who collectively construct the cape. This cloth dating from the 1960s has 16 strips that include both old and new beads, suggesting some were recycled from previous generations. Its beadwork motifs include traditional geometric patterns as well as representations of crosses, telephone poles, automobiles, and houses. The great variation of patterns on this cape indicates the interaction of bead workers from many regions, as well as local innovations.
Acquisition: Museum purchase, funds provided by museum visitors
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083053
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: 2002.29.1

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