CollectionABDUA University of Aberdeen, Human Culture Collection
Object NameBeaded Garment
Woman's Dress
Beaded Girdle?
Object NumberABDUA:52691
Brief DescriptionWoman's necklace or girdle in woven glass seed beads, in pink, white, blue, black and red. The rectangular panel is woven in diagonal strips of the coloured beads, with an accompanying strap/ belt woven in a 'ladder' formation. The strap is attached to the rectangular panel with two conical copper alloy beads on one side, and one on the opposite side.
DimensionsRectangular Panel L: 170 x W: 103mm, Strap L: 575mm
MaterialsGlass beads, metal, copper alloy, vegetable fibre
Object Production PlaceAfrica, South Africa, Malawi (Previously known as Nyasaland)
Place KeyAfrica, South Africa, Malawi (Previously known as Nyasaland), Domasi
Field CollectorMcMurtrie, Miss. E.?
Object History NoteNote accompanying donation 'Suitcase containing items given to and collected by Miss Elizabeth McMurtrie MBE (1876 - 1952), awarded the MBE for her work as a nurse (midwife) and missionary with the Kikuya tribe in Kenya in 1920s. The University already holds botanical items donated by Mr McMurtrie (her father)'.
Inscription ContentLabel attached to object reads 'Part of woman's dress. Nyasaland'.
Aquisition SourceMcMurtrie, Mr. J.
Aquisition Date11/12/2018
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