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Africa | Contemporary Ndebele beadwork; 'wall hanging' inspired by the traditional Ndebele bride's veil | Glass beads on thread | via African Allure

Africa | Contemporary Ndebele beadwork; 'wall hanging' inspired by the traditional Ndebele bride's veil | Glass beads on thread | via African Allure

Africa | Bridal train/ veil ~ 'nyogoa' ~ from the Ndebele people of South Africa | Glass beads and cotton thread | ca. 1950 or earlier

Africa | Bridal train/ veil ~ 'nyogoa' ~ from the Ndebele people of South Africa | Glass beads and cotton thread | ca. 1950 or earlier

ca. 5,000 BCE. Neolithic stone beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa. Using simple hand-carved tools, stones were placed on a grooved stone and  pecked out from both sides which was difficult, nonetheless, modern means cannot duplicate them. Tubular beads were even more difficult and came later in the Bronze Age in West Asia and the Indus Valley. Holes are generally not smooth nor even. SItes show many beads were broken in the process.

Neolithic stone beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa, ca. Using simple hand-carved tools, stones were placed on a grooved stone and pecked out from both sides. Holes are generally not smooth nor even.

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Type: 	For Personal Adornment Object Name: 	Anklet Place Made: 	Africa: East Africa, Kenya People: 	Kamba Period: 	20th century Date: 	1900 - 1999 Dimensions: 	L 20 cm x W 8 cm Techniques: 	Beadwork; beadwork ID Number: 	T87.0340 Credit: 	Gift of Max Allen

Type: For Personal Adornment Object Name: Anklet Place Made: Africa: East Africa, Kenya People: Kamba Period: century Date: 1900 - 1999 Dimensions: L 20 cm x W 8 cm Techniques: Beadwork; beadwork ID Number: Credit: Gift of Max Allen

Beaded Apron - Beaded aprons are still worn by Zulu women for traditional ceremonies and rituals; this piece was purchased in a rural crafts marketplace in Hluhluwe. Mavis Gumbi (Zulu), Nompondo, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. c. 1998. Beads, thread.

Beaded Apron - Beaded aprons are still worn by Zulu women for traditional ceremonies and rituals; this piece was purchased in a rural crafts marketplace in Hluhluwe.

Africa | Woman's veil / head cloth weight ~ Tassassarut ~ from the Tuareg people, northwest Azawagh, Niger | Brass, copper and iron | ca. 1940/50s. | These take the form of a traditional Tuareg padlock key. | Est. 900 - 1000€ for each lot of 3 ~ (Feb '14)

Africa Woman's veil / head cloth weight ~ Tassassarut ~ from the Tuareg people, northwest Azawagh, Niger Brass, copper and iron ca. These take the form of a traditional Tuareg padlock key. 900 - for each lot of 3 ~ (Feb

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