Beaded Mat - Ndebele People, South Africa (#1)
Beaded Mat - Ndebele People, South Africa (#1)
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Beaded Mat - Ndebele People, South Africa (#1)

$1,500.00
The Ndebele are one of the most colorful and distinctive tribes on the entire African continent. Woven from grass, the mat features intricate beadwork around the perimeter. Brides would sit on these elaborate mats during a wedding ceremony. Also, these special mats were used by diviners who would cast bones and other objects onto the mat to communicate with spirits, to gain insight into problems and to prescribe remedies.

Dimensions: 37" length x 20" width x 1/4" depth

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