11 December 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
TROIS TABLIERS NDEBELE
ZIMBABWE/AFRIQUE DU SUD
MAPATO, CHACUN à DéCOR DE MOTIFS GéOMéTRIQUES DE PERLES BLANCHES, ROUGES, BLEUES, MARRONS ET NOIRES AVEC AU CENTRE DE LA PARTIE INFéRIEURE DES FRANGES DE CUIR ORNéES DE PERLES BLANCHES à LEUR EXTRéMITé.
DIMENSION MAXIMALE: 57 X 47 CM. (22½ X 18½ IN.) (3)
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