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