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Ndebele girl's apron

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Creation date: Mid-20th century
Creation place: South Africa

Other Information

Type: Apron, Skirts, Loindresses
Medium and Support: Glass beads, fabric, string
Credit Line: Gift of Sana Art Foundation
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (21.59 x 34.29 x 3.18 cm)
"Description:
A beaded apron with a lager diamond shape center that is black and white (and has a light blue center). The diamond is bordered by a background of blue beads. The left side of the apron has a vertical strip of light blue beads. The top is decorated with a row of green and black alternating squares and above that is bordered with a row of blue beads. Underneath the top panel is a layer of braded fibers (that are not shown ) with beads on the end that are seen below the top beaded panel. A strip of yellow material is on the back that holds all the layers together.
Condition:
Only real wear is on the leather. All the beadwork appears to be strong and in tacked. The fiber appears to be still very strong, however there is a section in the upper right hand corner that a string a beads are pulling away and a re a little lose."

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Teri Sowell, PhD. Asking For Eyes University Art Gallery, SDSU. San Diego, 2004
Page Number: 32, Figure Number: 25a

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