Spray of aloe sticks, worn around neck.

Item

Title

Spray of aloe sticks, worn around neck.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Ornament

Description

Spray of white aloe sticks to be worn around the neck of a young woman transitioning to marriagable age as part of the Efendula initiation ceremony. The spray of aloe sticks would be worn by the woman following the ceremony, who would then play the part of a man. [FHM27/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Aloe; Plant
Tied

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.577
A37/577

Source

The Powell-Cotton Museum
Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1937

Coverage

Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust