'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu, South Africa
'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu, South Africa
'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu, South Africa 1

'Iziqhaza' Ear Plugs - Zulu, South Africa

$395.00
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. Certain color combinations evoked associations with stages in the cycle of life. Most importantly, the earplugs identified the wearer as being Zulu.

Dimensions: 2 3/45" Diameter

Material: Wood and Pigment

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