Young Girl - Xhosa

CCAC #: 0269
Artwork title: Young Girl - Xhosa
Installation type: Movable artwork
Artwork type: Paper
Artist(s): Barbara Tyrrell
Artwork series: Barbara Tyrrell's ethnographic drawings
Year made: 1947
Medium: Acrylic and Oil on Board
Framed dimensions (in mm): 464 x 666
Source: Donated by artist
Year acquired: 2009
Location area: On private display

A Xhosa woman is depicted in her daily wear, typical beaded necklace and turban style headgear of intertwined cloths. Head covering is important in identifying the status of a married woman of Xhosa culture.

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CCAC 440264

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