Wedding Ensemble for a Groom (Umyeni)

A work made of cotton cloth, glass beads, mother of pearl beads, thread, leather, wool, and metal.

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  • A work made of cotton cloth, glass beads, mother of pearl beads, thread, leather, wool, and metal.

Date:

1950s

Artist:

Thembu
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa

About this artwork

See 1998.518.

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Artist

Thembu

Title

Wedding Ensemble for a Groom (Umyeni)

Origin

South Africa

Date

1950–1959

Medium

Cotton cloth, glass beads, mother of pearl beads, thread, leather, wool, and metal

Dimensions

Skirt height: 65.5 cm (25 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Woman's Board of The Art Institute of Chicago; partial gift of Axis Gallery (Gary Van Wyk and Lisa Brittan)

Reference Number

1998.519

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