N'Debele People, Vintage Beaded Apron
The N'Deble People of Zimbabwe and South Africa had a custom that celebrated the married status of the women in thier community.
During Celebrations and Festival days women wore an apron of individual design, adorned by brightly colored trade beads, proudly announcing their status in the community.
Our example is beaded in a fine quality cloth, heavily adorned with patterns and symbols. The fabric shows expected wear from use and age.
Displayed in a custom lucite box. The backing fabric in the display shows water stains in the lower right corner. Size is 23" x 25.5"