Old Beaded Skirt or Apron called 'Utshodo' - Zulu People, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
Old Beaded Skirt or Apron called 'Utshodo' - Zulu People, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
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Old Beaded Skirt or Apron called 'Utshodo' - Zulu People, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

$950.00
This incredible skirt is intricately beaded, with cotton fabric and sisal rope, and would have been worn by a Zulu woman. We collected this piece in South Africa in 1992 and it was quite a find way back then, and would be really hard to find one like this today.

A beautiful beaded front apron called Utshodo and worn by a married woman on top of a leather skirt (isidwaba). Zulu beadwork has been valued as currency, as decoration, and to identify social ranking. Stylistic variations of beadwork such as pattern, color and color sequence indicate area or group affiliation.

We collected this in South Africa in 1992, and have had it in our personal collection.

Height:15.5" x Width:26.5"

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