PAIR OF EARPLUGS ZULU
"Iziqhaza" , South Africa
Wood, vinyl and iron, 7 cm diameter each
Ear piercing was an important ceremony performed on every Zulu child before puberty. The hole in the earlobe had to be stretched considerably over a period of time to accommodate these large earplugs. The colors of the earplugs could be used to indicate the domicile of origin & also clan affiliation of their owners. Certain color combinations evoked associations with stages in the cycle of life. Most importantly, the earplugs identified the wearer as being Zulu.
Custom metal stand included.
Price: € 275,=