'Linga Koba' Beaded Adornment (#3629) - Ndebele People, South Africa
Title: Linga Koba "Long Tears"
Country: South Africa
An Ndebele mother in South Africa will wear a handband to
which is attached long strands of beadwork symbolizing tears
or Linga Koba. These are worn to represent the sadness and
joy when her son comes of age. From the African Heritage
Trust Collection, these "Long Tears" predate the 1950's.
Dimensions: 70" height x 8" width x 1" depth