Initiation Doll


Collection

Priscella Murr Collection


Identifier

MU1


Artist

Unknown


Description

This is an initiation doll from the Ndebele People of South Africa. Made of cotton and synthetic fabric, glass & plastic beads, and metal and plastic wire, this doll is in the traditional dress of an Ndebele married woman, and is a gift from a Ndebele mother to her daughter after the latter has completed her initiation.


Medium

mixed media

Width

5in

Height

16.25in

Length

4.75in

Where Made (Country)

South Africa

Related place

South Africa

Name of Donor

Priscilla Murr