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Bodice

poss. 19th century

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This bodice-like object consists of approximately twenty beaded strands arranged one over the other. The upper strands are made of rounded-off pieces of ostrich eggshells strung on leather strips, while iron beads were used for the lower rows. In the second half of the 19th century, these garments were worn especially by wealthy Herero women. As the colonial subjugation of the Herero progressed under German rule and the influence of Christian mission stations, the Herero’s clothing changed and such bodices ceased to be worn.

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Details

  • Title: Bodice
  • Date Created: poss. 19th century
  • Type: Clothing
  • Publisher: Museum of Ethnology Hamburg
  • Rights: Museum of Ethnology Hamburg | Photo: Paul Schimweg
  • External Link: Homepage Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg
  • Medium: leather, ostrich eggshell, iron beads
  • on display: Africa's Top Models
  • Date of Acquisition: 1900
  • Context of Origin: Herero – Namibia
  • Collection: Coll. H. Ullex

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