Married Woman’s Hat (Isicholo)
Zulu, South Africa
20th Century
Human Hair and Red Ochre Pigment Of Iron-Rich Earth and Animal Fat Over a Basketry Foundation with Fiber
16.5”-17.5”diam. (42-44cm) x 6.5”d (16.5cm)
Provenance: L. Selcow Collection, S.F.

This dramatic and colorful hat originated as the traditional hairstyle for marrying girls wide and circular and spectacular, then was worn only as a sign of marital status.            

$1750.

 

Dave DeRoche
dave@galleryderoche.com
510-654-0400

Dave DeRoche :: Hat, Zulu
Dave DeRoche :: Hat, Zulu
Dave DeRoche :: Hat, Zulu
Dave DeRoche :: Hat, Zulu
Dave DeRoche :: Hat, Zulu