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Zulu ear-discs c1950, Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town. See history here.

The customary Zulu ritual of ear piercing of pre-pubescent children was referred to as the ’qhumbuza’ ceremony. Once the ears were pierced,.

Africa | Earplugs, Iziqhaza, Zulu, South Africa | Wood and then decorated with plastic or bakalite materials | ca. 1960s

Africa | Earplugs, Iziqhaza, Zulu, South Africa | Wood and then decorated with plastic or bakalite materials | ca. 1960s

Zulu earplug  Unique pieces – Wood, asbestos vinyl, metal pins

Zulu earplug Unique pieces – Wood, asbestos vinyl, metal pins

TROIS COIFFES, MBALA, KUBA ET NDENGESE , RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO A MBALA, A KUBA AND A NDENGESE HEADDRESSES, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF...

TROIS COIFFES, MBALA, KUBA ET NDENGESE , RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO A MBALA, A KUBA AND A NDENGESE HEADDRESSES, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF...

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Africa | Six Akan pendants from Ghana and the Ivory Coast | Gold.  H:  7.5 - 11.5 cm  | 5'625€ ~ sold (Dec '07)

Africa | Six Akan pendants from Ghana and the Ivory Coast | Gold. H: 7.5 - 11.5 cm | 5'625€ ~ sold (Dec '07)

Leather loincloth apron and pearls - Toposa - Kenya / Sudan

Sudan or Kenya Toposa people apron (cache sexe) of leather with glass beads, ca

South Africa | Earplugs "amashaza" from the Zulu people. | Wood, plastic, iron alloy | ca. 1950/60s

South Africa | Earplugs "amashaza" from the Zulu people. | Wood, plastic, iron alloy | ca. 1950/60s

South Africa | Earplugs "amashaza" from the Zulu people of Tugela Ferry, South Africa. | Wood and paint | ca. 1930/40s

South Africa | Earplugs "amashaza" from the Zulu people of Tugela Ferry, South Africa. | Wood and paint | ca. 1930/40s

headgear  Materials vegetal fibre  Place of collecting Cameroon  Culture Bamum  Dimensions 14,5 cm x 17,4 cm

headgear Materials vegetal fibre Place of collecting Cameroon Culture Bamum Dimensions cm x cm

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