Early 1900 - Good condition
Earplugs - Zulu - Kwa-Zulu Natal
wood-perspex, Iron nails.
Torque one sided earplugs
The earplugs are worn.
The back has been ‘washed’.
The Zulus were ashamed when they sold the earplugs, because according to them, worn = dirty.
So, for some earplugs the back has been washed.
Originally, these earplugs were crafted and worn by men who worked in the mines.
The bakelite was made of old radios and lamps of white people.
Recycling avant la lettre :-)
Later on, the earplugs were brought back to their residences, and the women continued the tradition by wearing them.
The earplugs were always crafted by men, which is very exceptional for the ZULU.
Images of a man and a woman who are wearing it - have a look at the pictures!!
THE EARPLUGS WHICH ARE AUCTIONED HERE ARE PRESENTED ON THE FIRST PICTURE!!!!
Ø 6 cm.
A total weight of 44 grams.
Comes with stand.
Zulu pro top
|Member since:||July 26, 2014|
Picked up the exquisite item and received explanation about origin. Impeccable.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Oggetto conforme a descrizionePlease note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.The customer complained...for overcrowding of shipping. For Italy, the shipping is 32,80 Euro. To do a favor to the customer , I paid 10 Euro myself..Are there more sellers who who do the same like me ?. the buyer told me too that there is ....lack of an illustration card of the currency.......As the object has been found before 1900, by somebody of my family, in Congo...it s impossible for me to give an illustration. There was a very good explanation of the item given by an expert, who is specialised in African primitive money.
I cannot give the customer the butter and the cream of the butter. If a customer is not happy with the item, ...I always propose him by mail to send back the item and to pay him back. Until now, it never happened.
I am a fair and honest dealer.
I can only tell....look to the stars and not to your feet !!!!
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: BRUSSEL (), Belgium.
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