Late 19th Century Tribal Nguni Tobacco Bag, South Africa For Sale
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Late 19th Century Tribal Nguni Tobacco Bag, South Africa

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Means of carrying tobacco were as important in southern Africa as those of sampling it, and gaily beaded purses were widely produced for that purpose. Decorated as vividly as any other example of the region’s beadwork, such bags would often be worn as just one element in a larger ensemble of heavily beaded accessories. This example features Classic Nguni design with its bold zigzag pattern and bright palette of white, red and blue.

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 17 in. x W 7.5 in. x D .50 in.H 43.18 cm x W 19.05 cm x D 1.27 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1048014095981
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