Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded anklets
  • unknown Zulu maker
  • pair of beaded anklets, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • beads
  • Object Length/Width: 26.5 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Anne Hart
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 4
  • 2007.0912.a,b

These beaded panels have black fields and green bands at the top and bottom edges. The black field is interspersed with geometric designs of orange, red, yellow, dark blue, light blue, pink, and white. They have fasteners of larger pink beads.