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: T/SAFR/2

: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Clothing

: textile

: umbhaco

: Woman's skirt/dress. Felted cloth and hide, decorated with blue and white beads and buttons. Brown beaded skirt made of heavy duty cotton flannelette-type fabric. Top yoke is made of three panels to the hips, from hip level is a three panelled gored skirt. The join at hip level is concealed by brown tape and two rows of white beads. The lower skirt is decorated with vertical panels of herringbone pattern in brown tape and blue and white beads.The hem is decorated with brown tape, white beads, small white buttons and a narrow strip of white leather. The skirt yoke, open to the hips at the centre back, drops to a 'V' at centre seam with decorative bands forming a diagonal pattern into the centre seam.

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: Royal Collection Loan

: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

: Xhosa

: Mfengu

: Eastern Cape, South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa


: 20th century

: HRH Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II

: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

: 1947

: [Web Site] Royal Collection online catalogue www.rct.uk/collection.