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Earplugs - ZULU - South Africa

Lot reference 16227179
Earplugs - ZULU - South Africa

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Current bid $62
Next minimum bid $69
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $40.74

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$62 Bidder 9090
14-03-2018 19:57:28
$55 Bidder 8995
14-03-2018 19:57:27
$49 Bidder 9090
14-03-2018 17:29:04
$37 Bidder 9496
10-03-2018 12:43:42
$4 Bidder 8995
09-03-2018 15:05:13

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!!


Ø 6 cm.
A total weight of 44 grams.
Comes with stand.

Be Zulu  pro top

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 117
Member since: July 26, 2014
  • item received,thanks

    Masamba1957 June 8, 2018

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    everything okay and very quick shipping, thanks
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    Wodimi June 4, 2018

  • Picked up the exquisite item and received explanation about origin. Impeccable.

    user-6f1ebc0 June 3, 2018

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    tatiefraise007 June 1, 2018

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    Hartelijk dank... alles correct!
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    Cada1948 May 29, 2018

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United States $40.74
Austria $40.74
Belgium $12.42
Canada $81.73
Denmark $40.74
France $20.37
Germany $20.37
Ireland $40.74
Italy $40.74
Luxembourg $20.37
Netherlands $20.37
Norway $40.74
Poland $40.74
Portugal $40.74
Spain $40.74
Sweden $40.74
Switzerland $40.74
United Kingdom $40.74
Rest of Europe $40.74
Anywhere else $81.73

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