Idzila Cuff bracelet - Long
Idzila Cuff bracelet - Long
Idzila Cuff bracelet - Long
Idzila Cuff bracelet - Long
Idzila Cuff bracelet - Long

Idzila Cuff bracelet - Long

Regular price $85.00 Sale price $75.00

Ndebele women traditionally adorned themselves with a variety of ornaments, each symbolizing her status in society. After marriage, dresses became increasingly elaborate and spectacular. In earlier times, the Ndebele wife would wear copper and brass rings around her arms, legs and neck, symbolising her bond and faithfulness to her husband, once her home was built. She would only remove the rings after his death. The rings (called idzila) were believed to have strong ritual powers. Husbands used to provide their wives with rings; the richer the husband, the more rings the wife would wear. Today, it is no longer common practice to wear these rings permanently. (Source Siyabona Africa (Pty)Ltd)

 


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