Ostrich eggshell hip belt; numerous rows threaded together.

Item

Title

Ostrich eggshell hip belt; numerous rows threaded together.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Waist Ornament
Ornament

Description

Ostrich eggshell hipbelt [Onjiva]; numerous rows of carved ostrich eggshell beads/discs threaded together with fine fibre string. The beads are small and even of size. At the back the beads are sewn together in a roll, the strings cascade down the front. Worn by a young female.
[FHM21/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Ostrich Eggshell; Bird
Beadwork
C= 450mm

Identifier

ETH.ANG2.970A
A36/970A

Source

The Powell-Cotton Museum
Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1936

Coverage

Dombondola [province]
Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust

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