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Zulu Beaded Doll Sangoma Msinga South African Art

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Title Zulu Beaded Doll Sangoma Msinga South African Art
Type of Object Doll
Country of Origin South Africa
Materials recycled beadwork, cloth, cardboard, glass beads, wire, safety pins
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions Height: 14.5 Inches
Width: 4.5 Inches
Depth: 2.75 Inches
Overall Condition Very Good
Damage/Repair stains on cotton cloth, visible safety pins

Additional Information: Made by a Msinga woman in the hills of Kwa Zulu, South Africa. Made from recycled materials. This doll is wearing a traditional Sangoma's headdress and holds Sangoma's scepters.   This one is signed: Makhosi

About the Zulu beaded dolls Hlengiwe Dube (2009:103-107) wrote: 
"Beaded dolls are used for many purposes in traditional African societies and come in many varieties.  They play a role in fertility and healing ceremonies. Older girls make dolls in connections with courtship customs. Beaded dolls and animals were also made for games and for young girls and boys playthings. Traditionally, dolls were not made for sale.

Hlengiwe Dube, ZULU BEADWORK.TALKING WITH BEADS, AfricaDirect, Inc., Denver, 2009, 112 p

Jean Morris (text by Eleanor Preston-White), SPEAKING WITH BEADS. ZULU ARTS FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA