Zulu ear-discs c1950, Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town. The customary Zulu ritual of ear piercing of pre-pubescent children was referred to as the ’qhumbuza’ ceremony. Once the ears were pierced,...
South Africa | Earplugs "amashaza" from the Zulu people | Wood, plastic, iron alloy, copper alloy, paint. | ca. 1950/60s | These types of earplugs were bought by Zulu migrant workers in Johannesburg as gifts for their wives.
Africa | Zulu Wood Ear Plugs - South Africa | ca 1920s - 1940s | At an early age, a Zulu child's earlobes were pierced and gradually stretched to allow for larger and larger ear plugs to be worn.: