Beaded hide skirt with hide tassles. [ZM 10/11/2005]
Place details: AFRICA. Tanzania. Arusha Mbulu. Cultural Group: Iraqw Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Animal Leather Skin / Bead / Iron Metal / ?. Processes: Beadwork / Embroidered / Stitched / ?. When Collected: By 1940 Acquired: Loaned 1940
KEYWORD: Skirt / CLASS: Clothing / ?.
Publications history, trails & websites: Illustrated in black-and-white as Figure 4 on page 124 of Volume 1 of The Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Sahara, edited by John Middleton (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1997), where it illustrates the entry 'Art: Eastern Africa', by Jeremy Coote (pp. 122-32). See also brief discussion of Iraqw skirts on p. 123. [JC 11 2 1998]
Illustrated in black-and-white as Figure 3 on page 159 of Volume 1 of New Encyclopedia of Africa, edited by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller (Detroit etc.: Thomson Gale /Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008), where it illustrates the entry 'Art, Regional Styles: Eastern Africa', by Jeremy Coote (pp. 156-166); see also brief discussion of Iraqw skirts on the same page. [JC 9 11 2007]