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Antique Ndebele Women's Wedding Apron On Goat Skin


These beaded garments, made by and worn by women, were for ceremonial occasions. They defined one's status, progressing from girlhood to womanhood. The Jocolo, with it's five fingers, were reserved for married women, as were the Mapoto. Older aprons are on leather as opposed to canvas, have predominantly white designs and use smaller sized beads. This apron is on Sheep skin, older and very collectable. I have given you a closeup to show you the exact condition of this Antique Ndebele Beaded Apron. Please research these aprons and you will find the price is reasonable for its age and condition.