African Jewels | South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland.
South Africa | Necklace from the Xhosa people of the eastern Cape region | Glass bead, string and buttons | ca. 1960s/70s | 90$:
Beaded Xhosa Pipe. This is an exceptionally large beaded Xhosa pipe dating to the 1950's. People say that female long stem pipes were developed to keep the smoke away from babies carried on a woman's back, but there is little doubt that they were primarily fashionable prestige objects.
Mpondo (Xhosa) beaded calabash. Eastern Cape, South Africa, early 1900's. American Museum of Natural History