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Africa | Hat from the Zulu people of South Africa

Africa | Hat from the Zulu people of South Africa

Africa | Hats worn by married Zulu people of South Africa | Ring-shaped base of plant fibre is coated with red dyed fabric which is sewn with twisted cords, arranged concentrically, a “tail-like” appendage on top

Africa | Hats worn by married Zulu people of South Africa | Ring-shaped base of plant fibre is coated with red dyed fabric which is sewn with twisted cords, arranged concentrically, a “tail-like” appendage on top

Africa | Classical form shield from the Zulu shield from South Africa | Cowhide | ca. 1947

Africa | Classical form shield from the Zulu shield from South Africa | Cowhide | ca. 1947

Africa | Hat from the Zulu people of South Africa

Africa | Hat from the Zulu people of South Africa

Traditional South African Zulu shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have been used by tribesman in battle for hundred of years. As the modern world has evolved so to has the Zulu tribesman. These shields are no longer used in battle but instead used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings in telling historic ancestry stories. These carved wood designs painted in bold black and white patterns continue to have a striking modern form displayed in groupings.

Traditional South African Zulu shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have been used by tribesman in battle for hundred of years. As the modern world has evolved so to has the Zulu tribesman. These shields are no longer used in battle but instead used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings in telling historic ancestry stories. These carved wood designs painted in bold black and white patterns continue to have a striking modern form displayed in groupings.

Zulu Hat ... would be an excellent bracelet

Zulu Hat ... would be an excellent bracelet

Africa | Basket from the Yoruba people of Oyo, Nigeria | ca. 1973 | Gourd, pigment

Africa | Basket from the Yoruba people of Oyo, Nigeria | ca. 1973 | Gourd, pigment

Africa Style |  Malawi, Lake Malawi National Park. Decoration in the entrance to Pumulani Lodge.

Africa Style | Malawi, Lake Malawi National Park. Decoration in the entrance to Pumulani Lodge.

Dessin de Christophe Novel : femme africaine www.novel-graphisme.fr by franchab on Flickr

Dessin de Christophe Novel : femme africaine www.novel-graphisme.fr by franchab on Flickr

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