Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded earrings
  • unknown Zulu maker
  • pair of beaded earrings, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • beading
  • Object Length: each 10.5 cm
    Object Length: each 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Anne Hart
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3358.a,b

The matched pair of beaded earrings are loops of white beads above two stacked round red beads. They have six beaded fringes in white with stripes of green, red, yellow and black. There is an open triangle of white beads at the end of each fringe.