Africa | Married Ntwane women wearing beaded back skirts called Ntepa at a local celebration.  Photograph taken in Mpumalanga (previously Eastern Transvaal), South Africa.

Married Ntwane women wearing beaded back skirts called Ntepa at a local celebration. Photograph taken in Mpumalanga (previously Eastern Transvaal), South Africa.

Africa | Ndebele women traditionally adorned themselves with a variety of ornaments, each symbolising her status in society. After marriage, dresses became increasingly elaborate and spectacular. In earlier times, the Ndebele wife would wear copper and brass rings around her arms, legs and neck, symbolising her bond and faithfulness to her husband, once her home was built.  South Africa | ©Image and caption My Planet Experience

Ndebele women traditionally adorned themselves with a variety of ornaments, each symbolising her status in society.

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