The Fabric of Society

Timed Online Auction, 18 May - 1 June 2022

Textile Auction
  • N'wa Malawule; Xigejo xa Xipereta (Short Dance Skirt with Beaded Panels)
  • N'wa Malawule; Xigejo xa Xipereta (Short Dance Skirt with Beaded Panels)
  • N'wa Malawule; Xigejo xa Xipereta (Short Dance Skirt with Beaded Panels)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000

About this Item

N'wa Malawule
South African 20th/21st Century
Xigejo xa Xipereta (Short Dance Skirt with Beaded Panels)
mixed media with glass beads, thread and textile
length: 55cm; width: 115cm excluding ties

Notes

Tsonga-Shangaan.

The skirt has been photographed flat to convey more information, but when worn on the body, the cloth frill and the beadwork frill both hang down.

Provenance

The Natalie Knight Collection, collected by Natalie Knight and Billy Makhubele in the field.



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