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Ndebele Doll, Linga Koba 40"
Ndebele Doll, Linga Koba 40"


 
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Product Code: ANL40


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Handmade in South Africa by Women of the Ndebele tribe.

Linga Koba 40" - This doll is in the traditional dress of the Linga Koba and stands 40" tall! A true piece of art. She is adorned with a multi colored cloak with glass bead detailing. Beads are plentiful from the crown to the ankle wraps. Wrapped wire legs and fully beaded face. The brass rings around the neck symbolize wealth and status. Only married women are allowed to wear the rings called "dzilla". Each doll comes with an informational story tag. Dolls come in assorted bright colors and bead detail.

Story of the Linga Koba: Every four years, hundred of Ndebele boys spend two winter months in a secret place in the mountains undergoing the Wela, their initiation from boyhood to manhood. During this time, the mothers wear Linga Koba, strips of bead work that stretch from their headdresses to the ground to show that their sons are away in the mountains. Linga Koba translated means LONG TEARS, tears of sadness from losing a boy and tears of joy for gaining a man.

Color: Each doll is unique with its own color combination.

Sold individually.

**Please contact Green Giraffe office for picture of selection on hand. Will accommodate your choice as much as possible.

Items are individually handcrafted so sizes and colors will vary.