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Xhosa beadwork and costume

From the Eastern Cape in South Africa

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Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

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Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

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Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Eastern Cape – The Abakwetha Circumcision Ceremony - Xhosa

Africa | A month of circumcision, completely healed they dress for dancing (Nchilo) dressed in palm leaf shirts, head and face gear. 'Abakwetha' ~ the circumcision. ceremony of Xhosa, Eastern Cape, South Africa | ©Lister Hunter, ca. 1960s | This is just 1 out of 50 images presenting the whole story of the Abakwetha ~ for those interested the other slides can be viewed by following the link of this pin. {Caution; some graphic content}

Africa | The Magic World of the Xhosa - Aubrey Elliott - Pg 39

Barbara Tyrrell - Mfengu (Fingo) Woman - Man - Circa 1948 Adopting Xhosa Style dress

Barbara Tyrrell - Mfengu (Fingo) Woman - Man - Circa 1948 Adopting Xhosa Style Dress

xhosa face painting

Africa | Xhosa woman. Cape Province, South Africa | ©Jacqui Braunlich

Xhosa Culture Clothing | Cape by Design Tours: Xhosa Women delight in Traditional Dress

Africa | Mandla Mandela, eldest grandson of former President Nelson Mandela, and his bride Tando Mabunu, marry in traditional Xhosa cultural style at the remote rural Mandela farm. Mthatha, South Africa. 2006 | © Louise Gubb

Two Xhosa women in traditional dress. The bead work and clay daubed faces denotes status.

Africa | Xhosa woman in traditional dress at Lesedi Cultural Village. Near Johannesburg, South Africa | © Martin Harvey/Corbis

African Beauty Series:South African man in Xhosa dress. manmissmilliworld: AmaXhosa I found these beautiful portraits on the Stevenson Gallery's website. These Cape Tonians were photographed in their traditional dress by Andrew Putter as part of a body of work he produced titled Native Work.

Africa | Xhosa Bride. Lesedi Cultural Village, Gauteng, South Africa | ©South African Tourism

Nelson Mandela, wearing traditional Xhosa dress, attends the wedding of his great grand nephew on December 7, 2002 in Umtata, Eastern Cape P...

Inlayed Xhosa Pipe ex Trevor Barton Collection. This pipe is carved extremely thin and may well date to the 19th century. Our view is that its decoration might represent marriage beadwork once worn on the owners head. Two sets of inlay appearing like 'three fingers' are found on either side of the upper pipe bowl - connecting to a solid band.

Africa | Beaded apron "Inkciyo" from the Xhosa/Thembu people of the eastern Cape region of South Africa | Glass beads, cotton thread and mother of pearl buttons | 20th century

One of the most famous Xhosa beaded collars is that worn by the Xhosa speaking former South African president Nelson Mandela at his trial in the early 1960s. In a statement of defiance and pride for his royal Xhosa ancestry he wore traditional Xhosa dress suitable for his royal lineage that included a collar of Xhosa beads which you can see in the photo

Africa | An old bridal beaded collar from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Glass beads and fiber | ca. 1970s

Xhosa Beaded Skirt For Married Woman

Africa | Image taken from the publication "Red Blanket Valley" by Joan Broster. Published 1967 || Red Blanket Valley is an eye-witness account of life on an isolated trading station in the Transkei, where for 14 years Joan Broster lived with her husband. Mention is made of the Amaqwathi, Baca, Basuto, Bomvana, Fingo, Gcaleka, Hlangwini, Hlubi, Pondo, Pondomise, Tembu and the Xesibe. It also offers a great introduction to the Xhosa and their beadwork.

Skirt (Isikhakha or Umbhaco), 20th century, South Africa Culture: Xhosa or Mfengu peoples, Cotton, wool, glass beads, shell buttons, ochre pigment Beadwork has been a major form of aesthetic expression in southern Africa for nearly 200 years. Among the many diverse ethnic groups of the region, the Xhosa peoples have an especially rich tradition of beaded regalia. This elegant textile skirt, also known as an isikhakha or imibhaco, is one example of the incorporation of beadwork into garments. ...

Xhosa Beaded Necklace Love Letters Nelson Collection African

Africa | Beaded anklet from the Xhosa peoples of South Africa | Glass beads, buttons and fiber | ca. 1960s/70s.

laduma ngxokolo xhosa knitwear. texture.

Xhosa Necklace Beadwork South Africa | eBay

African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan Broster records the costumes, beadwork and customs of Xhosa tribal life in the Transkei region | This photo is image number 110

African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan Broster records the costumes, beadwork and customs of Xhosa tribal life in the Transkei region | This photo is image number 110

Xhosa Culture Clothing | In the "old" Xhosa society a clear organisation and hierarchy laid ...

Africa | Two men dressed for an iBasi ~ tribal dance. South Africa | Photo taken from Joan Broster, “The Thembu, their Beadwork, Songs and Dances”, Purnell 1977

African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan Broster records the costumes, beadwork and customs of Xhosa tribal life in the Transkei region | This photo is image number 80

Xhosa Beaded Panel Blanket Pin or Cloak Pin "Ithumbu" - Xhosa Beadwork. This beaded pin, sometimes referred to as a "love letter", is so large that it may be considered a beaded panel. It it of the style popular around Cofimvaba and likely dates to the 1940's.

Xhosa Beadwork, collar | Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Africa

Xhosa Beaded Woman's Skirt South Africa - Xhosa - Beadwork

Xhosa Beaded Collar Ingqosha Old Like Mandela's South Africa - Xhosa - Beadwork

Xhosa Beadwork Necklace Glass Beads Amapasi South by africadirect, $180.00

Xhosa Beaded Collar Ingqosha Like Mandelas South Africa - Xhosa - Beadwork

Xhosa Beaded Necklace Love Letters Nelson Collection African - Xhosa - Beadwork

Xhosa Necklace Isigcina/Amatikiti Thirteen Love Letters - Xhosa - Beadwork

Xhosa Beaded Collar Necklace Like Mandelas South African - Xhosa - Beadwork

Inspiration for laduma ngxokolo: xhosa influenced knitwear