'Nyoga' Bridal Train (#3626) - Ndebele People, South Africa
Title: 'Nyoga' Bridal Train
Country: South Africa
Description: The Ndebele are one of the most
colorful tribes in all of Africa. They paint their
homes in bright geometric patterns and adorn
themselves with intricate beadwork. The 'Nyoga' is
a long train which forms part of the apparel of the
bridal costume. It hangs from the shoulders and
trails on the ground making asnake-like motion on
the earth as the wearer dances.
This 'Nyoga' is from the African Heritage Trust Collection
and predates the 1950's.
Dimensions: 69 1/2" length x 8" width