Title: Beaded Panel (isibebe)
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083112/00001
 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: The message of this isibebe, the final beaded panel made during Zandile Ma Ndlovu Dube’s marriage negotiations, says “jabula mngani,” literally “happy friend.” It was interpreted as “be happy my friend we are going to get married” and was the joyful fiancé’s announcement to his friends that any problems arising during the long negotiation process are resolved, and that he can now start planning the wedding.
Acquisition: Museum Purchase with Harn General Program Endowment Funds
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083112
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: 2007.27.14

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