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Wedding Cape (Isibheklane)

A work made of eleven layers of cotton, polyester, and rayon, plain weaves; some fulled; some embroidered with cotton in laid work and couching; all beaded with cotton, polyolefin, plastic, and glass beads; embellished with brass buttons and cotton cords.

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  • A work made of eleven layers of cotton, polyester, and rayon, plain weaves; some fulled; some embroidered with cotton in laid work and couching; all beaded with cotton, polyolefin, plastic, and glass beads; embellished with brass buttons and cotton cords.

Date:

c. 1950/60

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 1940–1970

Medium

Eleven layers of cotton, polyester, and rayon, plain weaves; some fulled; some embroidered with cotton in laid work and couching; all beaded with cotton, polyolefin, plastic, and glass beads; embellished with brass buttons and cotton cords

Dimensions

94.4 × 86.3 cm (37 1/8 × 34 in.)

Credit Line

Hugh Leander and Mary Trumbull Adams Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1997.61

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