Ju/Wasi beaded Necklace or Headband

An amazing and rare Ju/Wasi beaded necklace or headband from Namibia Southern Africa.
Tribe: Ju/Wasi

Origin: Namibia

Approx Age: Early – Mid 20th Century

Materials: Glass Beads

Dimensions cm: 75 long x 3.5 wide

Ref. Number: 0443

£299.00
Description:

 

An amazing and rare Ju/Wasi beaded necklace or headband from Namibia Southern Africa. This necklace or headband has a beautiful and delicate styled pattern, incorating a number of small glass beads, blue, red, white, black and yellow to name a few.

History

The northern San, who number over 15,000, live largely in Namibia,
Botswana, and Angola. All northern San speak a language
known as ‘Kung. !Kung speakers are themselves divided into three
major groups. One of these groups includes 6,000 San in Namibia
and Botswana who call themselves Ju/wasi (or Zhu/twasi), “the true
people.” In the Kung language, ju means “Person;” wa mea’ns “true,
pure, real ;” and si is the plural suffix. N!ai, the Story of a !Kung
Woman was filmed among the Ju/wasi of northeastern Namibia.

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