MaXhosa

MaXhosa

MaXhosa collections of South African knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo. His line was designed as a knitwear solution to Xhosa initiation rights, that includes a tradition of dressing up in "new dignified formal clothing for six months after initiation.

Africa - Masai beads - Kind of look like Native American Indian jewelry, huh?  -- [My comment:  Addt'l research: Sep 23, 2010 – Women from Kenya's Maasai ethnic group try to transform their traditional beading, targeting the high fashion markets of the west ..." (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11392354) ]

Africa - Masai beads - Kind of look like Native American Indian jewelry, huh? -- [My comment: Addt'l research: Sep 23, 2010 – Women from Kenya's Maasai ethnic group try to transform their traditional beading, targeting the high fashion markets of the west ..." (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11392354) ]

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

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

Blue Shweshwe fabric from South Africa. Dancing ladies. You could piece and/or applique this.

Blue Shweshwe fabric from South Africa. Dancing ladies. You could piece and/or applique this.

Africa |  Two Xhosa men dressed for a tribal dance.  South Africa

COLLECTIING TRIBAL BEADWORK FROM AROUND TH E WORLD

| Xhosa woman. Transkei, Republic of South Africa. | ©  Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic

| Xhosa woman. Transkei, Republic of South Africa. | © Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic

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

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

The Xhosa people of South Africa are probably best known for their most famous son, Nelson Mandela, but many Xhosa live far from the modern world, deep in the Transkei region on the country’s Eastern Cape. This picture captures the most important adventure in these boys’ lives – their initiation into manhood, which involves five weeks of isolation

Portraits of adventure

The Xhosa people of South Africa are probably best known for their most famous son, Nelson Mandela, but many Xhosa live far from the modern world, deep in the Transkei region on the country’s Eastern Cape. This picture captures the most important adventure in these boys’ lives – their initiation into manhood, which involves five weeks of isolation

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