Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Medium:
Medium: glass beads, leather Technique: embroidery with beads
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Doll or fetish figure
Made in:
South Africa
Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Crude representation of a man, in small colored glass beads strung together and sewn around a tubular core of leather. Limp arms fastened to head, which is a pouch that fits over the top. Two leather thongs for carrying or fastening at top.
Credit Line:
Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green
Accession Number:
1938-58-1153
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e60fdd45-ed6a-4b15-a869-484a93a171d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-58-1153