African Tribal Art - Woman's Hat (Isicholo), Zulu People, South Africa

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Woman's hat, Isicholo
Zulu people, South Africa
Cotton, wire
11" (28 cm) in diameter by 3" (7.6 cm) high
Mid 20th century
The unusual spiral weave on this cotton Isicholo makes this a beautiful and rare example of the hats worn during special ceremonies by married Zulu women. It can easily be hung on the wall as is, or it can be mounted on a stand. There are a few broken strings on the right edge - please see photo.


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