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Description

Square shoulder bag made of ostrich egg shell beads. Long strands of fringe hang from bottom edge of bag. Strands have cylindrical plant fibre beads on either end; identical beads spread throughout strap. Top opening of bag has a zipper closure.

Specific Techniques

Men tan and sew the leather, women are responsible for the bead decoration

Item History

  • Made in Botswana
  • Collected during 1980
  • Owned by Jim Hope before July 19, 2021
  • Received from Jim Hope (Donor) on July 19, 2021

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