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Wedding Cape (Isibheklane)

A work made of seventeen layers of cotton and rayon, plain weaves; some fulled; plain weave self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; and plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; printed; beaded with cotton and glass beads; embellished with brass buttons and cotton and polyester cords.

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  • A work made of seventeen layers of cotton and rayon, plain weaves; some fulled; plain weave self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; and plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; printed; beaded with cotton and glass beads; embellished with brass buttons and cotton and polyester cords.

Date:

Before 1930

Artist:

Ngwane
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Ngwane

Title

Wedding Cape (Isibheklane)

Origin

South Africa

Date

Made 1901–1930

Medium

Seventeen layers of cotton and rayon, plain weaves; some fulled; plain weave self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; and plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; printed; beaded with cotton and glass beads; embellished with brass buttons and cotton and polyester cords

Dimensions

79.6 × 92.2 cm (31 1/4 × 36 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Hugh Leander and Mary Trumbull Adams Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1997.60

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