Vintage Set of 4 Ndebele Mapoto Beaded Aprons from South Africa Canvas Backed


Handsome set of four Ndebele Mapoto beaded aprons from South Africa. They are canvas backed and in awesome condition. We have not detected any loose beads. The canvas does have staining mostly on the back, but there is some canvas showing on the fronts as well. Please see photos. We have priced these as a set of four; however, we will consider selling separately. Circa 20th Century.

Apron Sizes:

  • Apron A (mostly black and cobalt) – 18.5H x 15.25W x .75D Inches – 2 Pounds
  • Apron B (with orange accent) – 20.5H x 14.5W x .75D Inches – 2 Pounds
  • Apron C (light blue and black with green) – 20H x 15W x .75D Inches – 2 Pounds
  • Apron D (medium blue and black with green in tan) – 18.5H x 16W x .5D Inches – 2 Pounds


Boxed Size:

  • Height – 8 Inches
  • Width – 20 Inches
  • Depth – 24 Inches
  • Weight – 13 Pounds