Zulu Isicholo

Mid 20th Century

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Description

A married woman's hat from the Zulu people.

  • This traditional isicholo or inhloko is made by stretching hair, dyed with ochre over a woven circular frame.
  • A small opening is lined with fabric, allowing it to be worn like a beret.
  • Modern examples have been replaced with red cotton.
Condition Report
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Like New

Wear around the rim with areas of fading to pigment.

Small areas of hair loss to center of hat revealing underlayment.

Wear consistent with age and use.

Dimensions
Diameter: 18 inches / 45.72 cm
Materials
Raffia
Decorative Style
Modern Style, Eclectic, Traditional Style, Transitional Style
Country of Origin
South Africa
SKU

C7B3R

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