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- Presented to the museum in 1898
- Reverend Father Franz Mayr
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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts: Entry in the Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1): "Native maiden's complete costume - present = beadwork (necklaces, loin cover X 2)". Six articles possibly making a complete outfit (originally A-H; F is
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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2016, using KwaZulu Natal Museum Catalogue Card:
Function: worn by maidens
Raw materials: ?fibre cord, beads: pink, green
Comments: 45A-H complete outfit?
Method Obtained: donated 1898]
[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum object detail catalogue material:
Accession #: 00045
Othername: "Loin dress, isigege? umutsha?"
Received as: Presented
Received date: 1898
Catalogued by: Frederick W. Fitzsimons
Source: Franz Mayr, possibly
Description: One of six articles possibly making a complete outfit [A-H; F is missing].
People: Mayr, Franz
Publications: Ann. Natal Museum Vol 1, pp. 159-165: 'Language of colours amongst the Zulus expressed by their bead-work ornaments; and some general notes on their personal
adornments and clothing'. (Fig. 4 = 45H)
Material: Cotton core, fibre thread. Beads: green, pink, blue
Provenance: Accessions register: Locality: "Natal".]
[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts: Justine Wintjes 27/08/2019: The link to Franz Mayr is through the illustration in the 1907 Annals article
(see refs), depicting Object 45H (Fig. 4). Mayr isn't recorded as the source for Accession no. 45 in the
Accessions Register but it is plausible he published items he had collected himself, and may by
extension have been the source of the entire set (45A-H).
This Accession was written into the Accession Register by Fitzsimons in c.1904, when the museum
was officially opened, but it is noted as having been received in 1898.
This Accession has been selected as part of the Mayr series by the Five-Hundred Year Archive.
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