Xhosa (Thembu subgroup). <em>Collar (Ingqosha)</em>, early 20th century. Glass seed beads, sinew, Lower curve length: 27 x 5 in. (68.6 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Blum, 66.86.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.86.14_acetate_bw.jpg)

Collar (Ingqosha)

Artist:Xhosa (Thembu subgroup)

Medium: Glass seed beads, sinew

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: Lower curve length: 27 x 5 in. (68.6 x 12.7 cm) Upper curve: 15 in. (38.1 cm)


Accession Number: 66.86.14

Image: 66.86.14_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Flat color type neck ornament of woven beadwork, composed of twisted double strands joined by three-bead vertical units. Beaded in bands of colors involving a system of solid colors with borders. Edged with larger greyish white beads. Shirt button and loop closing. Red brown sinew used in beading. Technique: flat single-face.

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