Possibly South Sotho. <em>Waistband with Fringe</em>, 19th century. Glass seed beads, seeds, sinew, 16 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (42.5 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. George Hadden, 52.80.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.52.80.2_bottom.jpg)

Waistband with Fringe

Artist:South SothoZulu

Medium: Glass seed beads, seeds, sinew

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 16 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (42.5 x 8.3 cm)


Accession Number: 52.80.2

Image: CUR.52.80.2_bottom.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bead girdle with a thick fringe ending in rounded seeds. The girdle design is composed of three lengthwise bands of triangles forming a continuous zig-zag pattern, in colors of green, black and white. Its bordered at the waist with a narrow strip of pink coral red, black and white. The fringe is composed of strands of pink segments used alternating with a combination of black and white. Technique: brick stitch and fringe. CONDITION: Good, loss of a few beads on the fringe.

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