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from the Guardian

Portraits of adventure

The Xhosa people of South Africa are probably best known for their most famous son, Nelson Mandela, but many Xhosa live far from the modern world, deep in the Transkei region on the country’s Eastern Cape. This picture captures the most important adventure in these boys’ lives – their initiation into manhood, which involves five weeks of isolation

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Clean lines inspired by Xhosa attire. This is the 'Wild Coast Dawn' extended hoodie by @butanwear [photo credit: @butanwear] #lovelocalprint

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from African Prints in Fashion

Stunning: "The Head Dress"

The photo shoot “The Head Dress” by South African photographer Lauren Fletcher is just that – stunning! Model Aphelele-Mbiyo looks so regal on these pictures. I read on Lauren’s website that the inspiration for this shoot was “Clan” and she decided to give this concept an African twist. All the different mixes of fabrics and... [ Read more ]

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from claritieyes.wordpress.com

Health Care Reform and Your Eye Health

Image included in the publication "African Elegance" by Alice Mertens & Joan Broster. Published by Purnell in || Focus on the Transkei Xhosa-speaking groups, the Gcaleka, Tembu, Pondo, Bomvana, Mpondomise, Bhaca, Xesibe and Fingo.

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

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