African Tonga Womans Beaded Apron South Africa

$112.50 $150.00

This is a fabulous Vintage Beaded Tonga Apron from South Africa. These rich and vibrant colors represents happiness.
Much like most cultures in South Africa, Zulu and Tonga bead work language uses the triangle as base geometric shape and seven base colors: black, blue, yellow, green, pink, red and white which can be used to convey positive or negative meaning. Bead work was a visual marker of social position, marital status, ethnic affiliation and location of the family’s homeland. Zulu and Tonga bead work has its traditional use is as a form of communication between men and women. Beading was done by women and usually taught to them as girls by their mother or an older sister. This beautiful Tonga beaded apron necklace will be a wonderful addition to your home or collection
Shows age and Natural Wear

Late 20th-Century
Shows Natural Age and Wear Museum Quality

11 Inches Wide
37 Inches Wide Tie to Tie
9 Inches Tall

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