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African Zulu iBeshu apron

African Zulu iBeshu apron
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Traditional Zulu IsiNene/iBeshu Apron


Region: South Africa

Material: Animal hide

Size: Adjustable to fit all sizes

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African Zulu iBeshu apron

Size: Adjustable to fit all sizes

Traditional Zulu clothingA traditional Zulu apron that is worn by the Zulu males during traditional ceremonies such as weddings. The Zulu apron comprises of 3 section, the front known as IsiNene is the front apron, consisting of long rolled rope like hide strings sewn closely together to add weight and cover the male genitals and the back known as iBeshu is the rear apron made from hide.

Around the neck is the top Apron bib that, traditionally is made from various animal hide depending on rank of the Zulu man. Chiefs use leopard hide but in today modern world with the protection of Leopards, the Zulu wearer is suing Springbok or Impala hides that has spots dyed onto the hide to resemble that or a Leopard or Cheetah.

The apron is then tied together as ones piece and is worn as an apron or skirt during traditional ceremonies. This Zulu apron is handcrafted from Springbok hide.Zulu iBeshu apron

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