Collection of about 140 examples of beadwork personal ornaments and other objects from the Xhosa near Tsolo, South Africa.

The collection includes beadwork necklaces and neck rings, tobacco pouches, waistbands, bead fringes for blankets and beaded flasks. There are also a few other objects such as snuff-bottles, spoons, fly-whisks, dolls and charms included in the collection.

British Museum

Great Russell Street, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG
020 7323 8181

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm) Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan