African Tribal Art - Beer Pot Cover (Imbengi), Zulu People, South Africa

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Beer Pot Cover (Imbengi)
Zulu people, South Africa
Glass trade beads, grasses
8" (20.2 cm) in diameter by 1.5" (3.7 cm) high
Mid 20th century
These beaded covers were used over the mouth of a traditional ceramic beet pot, Ukhamba, to protect the sorghum beer from dust and flies. This is one with a lacey look and is in great condition.


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