Headband

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail

Date:Not Recorded

Description:This is a headband from a Xhosa speaking tribe in South Africa. It is made from green and red glass beads, cotton and leather.

Within South African culture beadwork ornaments were made by the women, and worn by both men and women. The beads often had symbolic meaning. This headband was worn across the forehead of a young girl to indicate her engagement to be married.


Timeline

The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

1700s
Fork
Fork

This carved wooden fork is from Norway. It is made from dark wood and dates from ...

1800s
Snuff Bottle
Snuff Bottle

This opaque glass bottle is from China. The landscape scene of trees, flowers and ...

1870s
Whip
Whip

This Argentinian whip dates from c.1870. The whip is made from leather or hide, ...

Share:

Link to this resource

Donor ref:LEAMG : M634.1922.16 (60/12415)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.