NDEBELE APRONS ARCHIVES, SOUTH AFRICA



The Ndebele aprons below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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Ndebele
Mapoto1
SOLD

 

Ndebele
Jocolo 2
SOLD

Ndebele
Mapoto 4
SOLD

Ndebele
Mapoto 7
SOLD
 

Ndebele
Mapoto 5
SOLD

Ndebele
Mapoto 6
SOLD
 

Ndebele
Mapoto 9
SOLD

 Ndebele
Mapoto 3
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

NDEBELE, MAPOTO and JOCOLO APRONS, South Africa

These beaded garments, made by and worn by women, were for ceremonial occasions. They defined one's status, progressing from girlhood to womanhood. The Jocolo, with it's five fingers, were reserved for married women, as were the Mapoto. Older aprons are on leather as opposed to canvas, have predominantly white designs and use smaller sized beads.

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