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Girdle with Apron

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Glass beads, natural fiber, buttons
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (18.5 x 9.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.643
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Possibly Zulu. Girdle with Apron, 19th century. Glass beads, natural fiber, buttons, 7 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (18.5 x 9.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.643. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.643_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.643_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular beaded panel attached to a beaded rope with shaggy fibre trimming. Button attached to each top corner. Colors: dark blue, medium blue, pink, red, white. Pattern: diamond and chevron. Technique: Flat single-face, brick-stitch. Condition: Delicate. Needs cleaning.
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    Possibly Zulu. <em>Girdle with Apron</em>, 19th century. Glass beads, natural fiber, buttons, 7 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (18.5 x 9.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.643. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.643_front_PS5.jpg)