South African Beadwork by Unknown Artist

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


Acquired in:
Presented by:
Frank Cornner through The Art Fund

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.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181

Entry details

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Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan