Young Married Woman - Zulu

CCAC #: 0282
Artwork title: Young Married Woman - Zulu
Artist(s): Barbara Tyrrell
Year made: 1944
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Acrylic and Oil on canvas
Dimensions (mm): 552 x 525
Framed dimensions (in mm): 630 x 600 x 15
Artwork series: Barbara Tyrrell's ethnographic drawings
Source: Donated by artist
Year acquired: 2009
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On a travelling exhibition

The young woman depicted wears a dress with a different style compared to where she lives in Mahlathini, KwaZulu-Natal. She and her family were forcefully moved to the so-called Zulu homeland. Her dress is from Estcourt, her hometown, the hairstyle, apron and beadwork is foreign, perhaps signalling her displacement.

CCAC 440278

Photographer: Staff
Photo copyright: CCT

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