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*|* Woman's braided wig from Angola. Mubukush People.  Early 20th century.  Made of strands of woven bush fiber resembling human hair, each of which is attached to a piece of leather hide on the interior.  Two rows of clustered fiber on the front, make for lavish and full bangs.  The central crest is adorned with beaded fringe of white, black, red and blue which terminates into a long elegant pigtail!  There is no synthetic materials used whatsoever.

*|* Woman's braided wig from Angola. Mubukush People. Early 20th century. Made of strands of woven bush fiber resembling human hair, each of which is attached to a piece of leather hide on the interior. Two rows of clustered fiber on the front, make for lavish and full bangs. The central crest is adorned with beaded fringe of white, black, red and blue which terminates into a long elegant pigtail! There is no synthetic materials used whatsoever.

Central Africa, Angola, Mubukush People  This quality example is made of strands of woven bush fiber resembling human hair, each of which is attached to a piece of leather hide on the interior.  Two rows of clustered fiber on the front, make for lavish and full bangs.  The central crest is adorned with beaded fringe of white, black, red and blue which terminates into a long elegant pigtail!  There is no synthetic materials used whatsoever.  . ..  Dimensions:  Length 21",  width 11"

Central Africa, Angola, Mubukush People This quality example is made of strands of woven bush fiber resembling human hair, each of which is attached to a piece of leather hide on the interior. Two rows of clustered fiber on the front, make for lavish and full bangs. The central crest is adorned with beaded fringe of white, black, red and blue which terminates into a long elegant pigtail! There is no synthetic materials used whatsoever. . .. Dimensions: Length 21", width 11"

Africa | Skirt from the Zulu people of South Africa | Late 19th to early 20th century | Glass beads, cloth and plant fiber

Africa | Skirt from the Zulu people of South Africa | Late 19th to early 20th century | Glass beads, cloth and plant fiber

Africa | Apron from Durban, KwaZulu Natal; possibly Sotho people | Glass beads, thread, leather and brass buttons | ca. 1859 or earlier

Africa | Apron from Durban, KwaZulu Natal; possibly Sotho people | Glass beads, thread, leather and brass buttons | ca. 1859 or earlier

Africa | Beaded neckpiece from the Zulu people of South Africa | Late 19th or early 20th century

Africa | Beaded neckpiece from the Zulu people of South Africa | Late 19th or early 20th century

Africa | Hat from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads

Africa | Hat from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads

Late 18th, early 19th Century.  Textured bronze brass beads, from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.

Late 18th, early 19th Century. Textured bronze brass beads, from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.

Africa | Tuareg man wearing protective amulets.  Aïrwoestijn, Niger. | ©Dos & Bertie Winkel

Africa | Tuareg man wearing protective amulets. Aïrwoestijn, Niger. | ©Dos & Bertie Winkel

Africa | Cache-sexe from the Zulu people of South Africa | late 19th to early 20th century | Glass beads, cloth and plant fiber

Africa | Cache-sexe from the Zulu people of South Africa | late 19th to early 20th century | Glass beads, cloth and plant fiber

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