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Zulu Hat 3

Zulu Hat
Zulu Hat 3

Artist: Unknown Zulu Maker

Name: Woman’s Hat; isicholo, second half of the 20th century

Origin: Zulu people of South Africa

Made of: Plant fiber, metal, beads, pigment

Dimensions: 17” diameter (43.2cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2010

Accession no. 2010-02-022

Not presently on display

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Description: This large wide circular hat is made of overlapping dyed plant fiber on a basketry foundation and colored red using an unidentified pigment. It is adorned with metal tacks and colored bead work. Married Zulu women wear hats like this on special occasions.