This vintage Ndebele bird is unusual and rare. The Ndebele tribe is known for their beading skills. One of the smallest tribes of the region, the Ndebele are noted for their painted homes of brilliant colors that stand out in the drab countryside. Their clothing is similarly colorful. Best known for their Ndebele dolls. This vintage piece is unusual and looks great with the traditional Ndebele dolls. This Bird is heavily beaded with multi-color bead work on firmly stuffed patterned fabric. Geometric designs and colors can be are interpreted by Ndebele people. Each piece's design is unique to the exact bead worker and her family. The Ndebele are some of the best known bead workers in Africa, having worked with beads for around 150 years. This beaded Ndebele bird would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
Shows Natural Age and Wear
16 Inches Long
11 Inches Tall
4 Inches Wide
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