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.
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.