Sunday, September 19, 2010

African art Picture of the Month Sept 2010

Zulu, Kwa-zulu, South AfricaDiam. 21” c. early 20th century. cotton, human hair, red ochre over grass-fiber basketry frame. These Zulu hats were presented to a woman at her wedding. As a married woman she would keep this throughout her life and it would only be worn during ceremonial occasions..

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