Additional Information: A Xhosa beaded belt known as Isaziso Sesinqe.
On this belt, Xhosa style is recognized by the use of navy blue beads and mother of pearl buttons. The traditional function of the beads in this culture goes behind the simple fact that they embellish the objects. In early times, beads were used as currencies and as valuable items for exchange and compensation. In Xhosa villages, today, beadworks continue to be seen as prestigious Objects. Xhosa beadworks testify to the great pride their makers took in producing objects of quality.
EZAKWANTU. Beadework from the Eastern Cape. 31 October 1993-29 May 1994. South African National Gallery