Umbhalo (Ndebele Traditional Blanket)
The Umbhalo blanket is 150cm x 160cm is made from acrylic. The Umbhalo blanket, with its vibrant stripes, is used by the Ndebele tribe. It is only worn by married women. Beadwork is often added to these blankets and they are worn during traditional ceremonies. Once the full beadwork has been applied the blanket can weigh as much as 25 kilograms. The wearer sometimes dances for up to 10 hours during these ceremonies. The Umbhalo can also be used in the home as a colorful throw.
Size: 150cm x 160cm
Weight: Approx 1.5kg
Fabric: 90% Acrylic / 10% Polycotton Warp
- Wash separately with like colors
- 30 degree cool, gentle wash
- Do not bleach
- Do not iron
- Do not tumble dry
- Can be dry cleaned
- Keep away from fire
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