African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan Broster records the costumes, beadwork and customs of Xhosa tribal life in the Transkei region | This photo is image number 80

African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan Broster records the costumes, beadwork and customs of Xhosa tribal life in the Transkei region

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Xhosa woman of marriageable age. Image included in the publication "African Elegance" by Alice Mertens & Joan Broster. Published by Purnell in

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I hope you’ve had a great weekend and that this Monday is treating you well so far. I spent most part of my weekend on periscope watching aisle’s perfect broadcast from NYC (my next holiday destination, saving loads for this one!) for bridal fashion week.

The traditional ensembles I did for a traditional Xhosa wedding. I love Africa. #ilovedressingup

The traditional ensembles I did for a traditional Xhosa wedding. I love Africa.

Africa | Image taken from the publication "Red Blanket Valley" by Joan Broster. Published 1967 || Red Blanket Valley is an eye-witness account of life on an isolated trading station in the Transkei, where for 14 years Joan Broster lived with her husband. Mention is made of the Amaqwathi, Baca, Basuto, Bomvana, Fingo, Gcaleka, Hlangwini, Hlubi, Pondo, Pondomise, Tembu and the Xesibe. It also offers a great introduction to the Xhosa and their beadwork.

Thembu couple and child wearing complete beadwork outfits. Image taken from the publication "Red Blanket Valley" by Joan Broster.

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We also have the Peplum Cape in the traditional mbhaco colours (cream and black). It can be worn with your dress of choice, pants or a skirt for any occasion.

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