Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shawl
  • Ndebele peoples
  • shawl, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe
  • cotton
  • Object Length/Width: 139 x 84 cm
    Object Length/Width: 54 3/4 x 33 1/16 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1392
Description

This is a length of unhemmed grey cotton fabric.

It was worn by a healer to bring Shona (sub-category mhondoro) spirits to possess the healer.