Zulu Blanket Doll
$29.99 – $39.99
African handcrafted Bride Ndebele dolls, crafted in South Africa by Ndebele woman. The bride doll is set with an African Ndebele colorful blanket and gold rings around her neck and a wedding veil to cover her face.
The Doll represents what a Ndebele woman would look like on her wedding day. Her face is covered by a beaded veil. Her skirt has five panels that symbolize the five heads of cattle her family will receive as a bride price.
Dolls would be given to a young bride on her wedding day usually made by her immediate family, in hopes of promoting a large and healthy family.
The back of the Ndebele bride doll as seen in the picture has a long beaded band that hangs from the blanket. These Ndebele dolls have become collector items and we have a large stock of them available in different sizes and shapes.