Rare Zulu Love Letter or Clan BadgeRare Zulu Love Letter or Clan BadgeRare Zulu Love Letter or Clan Badge

Late 19th century, Anglo-Zulu Wars period. 2” x 1 5/8” beaded rectangle in checkered pattern identifying the clan. 10 ¾” beaded neckband with bead closure. 19th-century European trade beads on handspun plant fiber cordage. Classic as brought back from the Zulu Wars by a British soldier. The size would indicate a girl of perhaps early teens. The badge identified her as betrothed to a warrior of the clan represented. Purchased Christies London in the 1980s. We haven’t seen any such Zulu beadwork offered since that time.

ITEM ID
FNS9050
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Rare Zulu Love Letter or Clan Badge

$335



    since 2020

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