Ju/'hoan women's back apron

San and Khoe2000

Origins Centre

Origins Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

This women’s back apron comes from a region on the border between Namibia and Botswana. It is decorated with seashells. The shells were obtained when the owner of the apron (together with other Ju/'hoan or !Kung San woman) was recruited as an extra in a Norwegian production being filmed on the Namibian Coast.


  • Title: Ju/'hoan women's back apron
  • Creator: San and Khoe
  • Date Created: 2000
  • Location Created: Namibia and Botswana
  • Type: Apron
  • Original Source: Rock Art Research Institute
  • Rights: Rock Art Research Institute
  • Medium: Leather, ostrich eggshell, seashell, beads

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