NDEBELE APRONS, SOUTH AFRICA



Ndebele
Jocolo 8
22.5" high
SOLD*

 

Ndebele
Jocolo 10
19.75" high
$600




Ndebele
Mapoto 11
22.5" high
$1000



Ndebele
Mapoto 12
22.5" high
$800

These Ndebele aprons have been vetted as authentic.

*Ndebele Jocolo Apron 8 was selected by the Fitchburg Museum and was donated to their permanent collection.

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

NDEBELE, MAPOTO and JOCOLO APRONS ARCHIVES, South Africa

These beaded garments, made by and worn by women, were for ceremonial occasions. They defined one's status, progressing from girlhood to womanhood. The Jocolo, with it's five fingers, were reserved for married women, as were the Mapoto. Older aprons are on leather as opposed to canvas, have predominantly white designs and use smaller sized beads.

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