Africa | Amapasi beaded necklace from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Beads, buttons and fiber | ca. 1960s.

Xhosa Beaded Love Letter Necklace, South Africa

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

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 | 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

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.

Xhosa bride South Africa - beautiful

South Africa | Necklace from the Nguni (Thembu, Xhosa) people. | Glass beads, cotton and wool

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

A beaded collar which used to be worn by the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Xhosa of the Eastern Cape, South Africa wore beaded collars like this

Africa | Collar/necklace from the Xhosa people of South Africa | Glass beads, metal, fiber

South Africa | Necklace " Isigcina/Amatikiti" with 13 "love letters" from the Xhosa people of the eastern Cape region. | Glass beads, string and mother of pearl button | ca. 1960s/70s | 89$

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

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 | Necklace from the Zulu people | Glass beads and cotton | ca. 1928 or earlier

South Africa | Necklace from the Zulu people | Textile, glass beads and cotton | ca. 1850 - 1919

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