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Beaded Roll Collar

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1978A192
Collection:Ethnography - Africa
Date:1900 c - 1900 c

Maker Information

Maker:Zulu / Northern Nguni - View history


This choker of four connected bead-wrapped rolls is typical of a style of beadwork decoration fashionable among the Zulu (Northern Nguni) people in the late nineteenth century. A wide range of beadwork accessories was produced by the Zulu people. Bead colours served to identify one tribal group from another, and often had symbolic meaning.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century or 20th century
Place of Origin:South Africa
Place of Excavation:ZULU PEOPLE


Height:400 mm
Width:43 mm