Isicholo / Zulu headdress

Phansi Museum

Phansi Museum
Berea, South Africa

A Zulu headress from Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal. It is made from human hair, twine, cloth and red ochre pigment. Isicholo is worn by married women as a sign of respect to one's husband and family, in addition to serving as a public symbol of marital status. The headdres was made by women in the community for the bride by donating hair from each household.


  • Title: Isicholo / Zulu headdress
  • Original Source: Phansi Museum
  • Colour: Red, Brown
  • Clan: Provenance Shembe

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