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Hair Pin

Kwere, Tanzania

Fine Hair Pin. Kwere Culture,Tanzania

Kwere hair pins such as this would have been traditionally given as marriage gifts.

A Kwere bride would have worn the pin in her hair during special occasions.

This hairpin depicts a female figure with a prominent parted coiffure, typical of those worn by Kwere women.

A series of small punctuations run along the length of the coiffure.

The back and front of the hair pin is adorned with circle-and-dot designs and zig-zag decorations.

Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century

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H: 30CM
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