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Africa | Beaded anklet from the Xhosa people of South Africa | ca. 1870 - 1930 | Skin, glass beads and plant fiber.

Africa | Wedding veil from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Cloth, glass beads, buttons | 20th century

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

South Africa | Necklace " Isigcina/Amatikiti" with 4 "love letters" from the Xhosa people of the eastern Cape region. | Glass beads, string and mother of pearl button | ca. 1960s/70s | 99$

Africa | An 'Amapasi' necklace from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Beads and buttons | ca. 1960s/70s | The tag attached to these small panels similar to the Zulu neck ornament "lover letter" indicates that these beadworks are from the Xhosa of Egunsi clan. It is possible that these beadworks were used as neck ornament or jewelry for Xhosa young men.

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

South Africa | Personal ornament; glass beads and cotton | Possibly from the Xhosa people | ca. 1954 or earlier

South Africa | Bag; glass beads, thread, cotton and leather | ca. 1933 or earlier | Possibly made by the Xhosa (Tsolo, Eastern Cape) or (Griqualand East, KwaZulu Natal) people

Africa | Cape from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Cotton, beads, horn and metal bangles | ca. 1925 - 1950

South Africa | Personal ornament; glass beads, fiber, brass buttons | ca. 1933 or earlier | Possibly made by the Xhosa (Tsolo, Eastern Cape) or (Griqualand East, KwaZulu Natal) people

South Africa | Personal ornament; glass beads, fiber, brass buttons | ca. 1933 or earlier | Possibly made by the Xhosa (Tsolo, Eastern Cape), or (Griqualand East, KwaZulu Natal) people

South Africa | Woman's dance necklace; glass beads, fiber, brass buttons | ca. 1933 or earlier | Possibly made by the Xhosa (Tsolo, Eastern Cape) or (Griqualand East, KwaZulu Natal) people