'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu People, South Africa (C)
'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu People, South Africa (C)
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'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu People, South Africa (C)

$950.00
Ear piercing was an important ceremony performed on every Zulu child before puberty. The hole in the earlobe had to be stretched considerably over a period of time to accommodate these large earplugs. The colors of the earplugs could be used to indicate the domicile of origin & also clan affiliation of their owners, and certain color combinations evoked associations with stages in the cycle of life. Most importantly, the earplugs identified the wearer as being Zulu.

Dimensions: 2 1/8" H x 2 1/8" Diameter x 5/8" D x 7" Circumference

Material: Wood and Vinyl

Material: Wood and Vinyl

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