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South African Zulu Matron Made with Beads and Cloth (Full View)

South African Zulu Matron Made with Beads and Cloth (Full View)

Cone-shaped Zulu female doll covered with beads. She has a large headdress that is trimmed in beads, and she has beaded earrings. Her facial features are created with beads also. Tag: "A Zulu girl qualifies to wear the traditional head-dress (Isiqoko) upon becoming officially married. She is now a matron (Makoti). In some areas her mother will present her with a small doll to ensure health, wealth and happiness in her new life as a married woman. Handmade in KwaZulu, Natal, South Africa" The figure is 6 inches (15 cm) tall.

For the story, visit Zulu Kingdom of South Africa

Galleries: Adult, Africa, Female, South Africa, Republic of
Keywords: Africa, All_Zulu_Dolls, South Africa, Zulu, beads, cardboard, earrings, female, hand made, handcrafted, headdress, isiqoko, lady, makoti, married, matron, woman
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 22
Original Dimensions: 3552×5532
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23453