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Late 19th – Early 20th Century
Size: 16cm high, 19cm dia (max) – 6¼ ins high, 7½ ins dia. (max)
The style of a Zulu woman’s headdress called a ‘Inhloko’ or ‘Isicholo’ was determined by the culture to which she belonged, and the female members of the Shembe Church (Ibandla Iamanazaretha) wore these distinctive red conical hats.