The Mapoto is traditionally worn by a Ndebele woman in south Africa at her wedding. Made in the early to mid 20th century, this one is fashioned on goatskin leather and embroidered with beads in unique patterns. The side panels symbolise the marriage partners and the tassels, the expectation of the children the woman will bear.
Note: this one is framed in a black shadow box with a black background.
Dimensions of frame: 24 3/4"H x 18 3/4"W x 2 3/4" Depth.