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This shows the Back-Apron combined with the Back-Belt

Yei Animal Hide Back-Apron

Tribe Dynasty

Yei

Country Of Origin

Botswana

Region

North-western Botswana, edges of the Okavango swamps

Date

20th century

Size

82 x 90 cms (32¼ x 35½ ins)

Materials

Animal skin, glass beads, ostrich shell beads

Condition

Some loss to the hair on the pelt

These animal hides with beadwork were worn as back aprons by woman of the Yei in Botswana. This example dates from the mid 20th century but the beaded strips and ostrich shell strands have been recycled from an earlier piece.

We also show this piece combined with the Back-Belt as it would have been used.

References

  • African Arts. African Studies Center UCLA. Los Angeles. Volume X, No. 2. January 1977. . Leather and Beads in N'gamiland. pp.34, 35

Price

Price on request

Reference No

2291

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