Queen Nandi Bhebhe, Zulu Miniature
The name ‘Zinzile’ means ‘stability’. The work’s load speaks to the oblong form of a wooden barrel lying on its side. Traditionally gifted to Xhosa women on the occasion of their marriage, the barrel is a customary gift. Initially used to brew beer for the wedding ceremony, the barrel’s ample capacity to store hardy provisions, like maize or grain, is essential to sustaining the family through the winter seasons.
31 x 21 x 14 CM / 12.2 x 8.27 x 5.51 in
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