Africa | Necklace from the Xhosa (Mpondo?) people of South Africa | ca. early 21st century | Plant fiber and glass beads

Africa Necklace from the Xhosa (Mpondo?) people of South Africa ca. early century Plant fiber and glass beads

Mandla Mandela, 32, (L) eldest grandson of former President Nelson Mandela, and his bride Tando Mabunu, 28, marry in traditional Xhosa cultu...

Mandla Mandela, eldest grandson of former President Nelson Mandela, and his bride Tando Mabunu, marry in traditional Xhosa cultural style at the remote rural Mandela farm.

Africa | Nelson Mandela wears traditional Xhosa attire during part of his campaign tour, 1994. Eastern Cape, South Africa | ©Greg Marinovich

Eastern Cape, South Africa Nelson Mandela wears traditional Xhosa attire during part of his campaign tour, 1994

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

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

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Africa | From a series of postcards from the Transkei, with photos by Aubrey Elliot

Africa | From a series of postcards from the Transkei, with photos by Aubrey Elliot

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

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

XHOSA PEOPLE:SOUTH AFRICA`S ANCIENT PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Thembu women wore highly decorated leather purses hanging from the hip over leather skirts.

Young proud Xhosa girls - iintombi zama Qwathi

Young proud Xhosa girls - iintombi zama Qwathi

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