Di!ai's ornamental headband and bracelets

Di!ai's ornamental headband and bracelets

Beadwork complimented ostrich egg shell beads when trade beads started circulating. Glass beads are, now, strongly associated with the cultural identity of Namibia’s San communities. A photograph of Di!ai, a member of the Ju/’Hoansi community, taken in 1951 shows Di!ai's ornamental headband and bracelets (Peabody Museum, Photo PM2001.29.13700).

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