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Africa | Xhosa woman. South Africa. 1967 - 1976 | ©Digital Library University of Wisconsin--Madison. African Studies Program. Photographer Harold E Scheub
Image included in the publication "African Elegance" by Alice Mertens & Joan Broster. Published by Purnell in 1973. || Focus on the Transkei Xhosa-speaking groups, the Gcaleka, Tembu, Pondo, Bomvana, Mpondomise, Bhaca, Xesibe and Fingo.
The Futuristic Dress of South Africa’s Xhosa People
South Africa's Xhosa people are known for their intricate bead work. The heavy use of lines, angularity and the color white in their dress gives it a look that is both traditional and futuristic. W…