19th Century Tribal Beaded Tobacco Bag, South Africa

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We are proud to offer an outstanding example of an early beaded tobacco bag.

Dating to the 19th century, this beautiful example is made of European glass (Venetian) beads, textile and sinew. The Mfengu, Thembu and Xhosa all used tobacco bags. Over time, they developed into body adornment, as did the use of a pipe itself. A person was socially out of step if not in possession of either of these decorative items.

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Details
Place of Origin
South Africa
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Condition
Good
Dimensions
10 in. H x 5 in. W x 0.25 in. D
25 cm H x 13 cm W x 1 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
15040210480132
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