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Inkcyo - inspired by the beaded aprons Xhosa girls from South Africa wear

Inkcyo - inspired by the beaded aprons Xhosa girls from South Africa wear

Inkcyo - inspired by the beaded aprons Xhosa girls from South Africa wear

Inkcyo - inspired by the beaded aprons Xhosa girls from South Africa wear

Ball-dorado: Pedestrians walk past soccer balls displayed at a soccer equipment shop in Tokyo.

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Ball-dorado: Pedestrians walk past soccer balls displayed at a soccer equipment shop in Tokyo.

1890s-1920s Xhosa Beaded Snuff Gourd with Chain - South Africa Tobacco was always shared with others and rarely taken alone. Pipes and snuff containers were therefore public artifacts in the sense that they were used in communal activities. Beaded examples such as this necklace were worn as decorative extensions of the owner's costume.   For similar beaded snuff bottles, see South East African Beadwork, Stevenson, pg. 107.

1890s-1920s Xhosa Beaded Snuff Gourd with Chain - South Africa Tobacco was always shared with others and rarely taken alone. Pipes and snuff containers were therefore public artifacts in the sense that they were used in communal activities. Beaded examples such as this necklace were worn as decorative extensions of the owner's costume. For similar beaded snuff bottles, see South East African Beadwork, Stevenson, pg. 107.

Tzila - inspired by the metal rings around the legs of Ndebele women of South Africa

Tzila - inspired by the metal rings around the legs of Ndebele women of South Africa

The Shuka Collection by Claudia Kießling//Inkcyo is the isiXhosa word for the beaded aprons Xhosa girls wear, which were my inspiration for this lounge chair

The Shuka Collection by Claudia Kießling//Inkcyo is the isiXhosa word for the beaded aprons Xhosa girls wear, which were my inspiration for this lounge chair

Tzila - inspired by the metal rings around the legs of Ndebele women of South Africa

Tzila - inspired by the metal rings around the legs of Ndebele women of South Africa

Ikghuphu - inspired by the wallpaintings of the Ndebele women of South Africa

Ikghuphu - inspired by the wallpaintings of the Ndebele women of South Africa

Inkcyo - inspired by the beaded aprons Xhosa girls from South Africa wear

Inkcyo - inspired by the beaded aprons Xhosa girls from South Africa wear

Tzila - inspired by the metal rings around the legs of Ndebele women of South Africa

Tzila - inspired by the metal rings around the legs of Ndebele women of South Africa

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