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Africa | Xhosa Bride.  Lesedi Cultural Village, Gauteng, South Africa | ©South African Tourism

Africa | Xhosa Bride. Lesedi Cultural Village, Gauteng, South Africa | ©South African Tourism

Africa | Be it a bottle, a basket or a barrel, Xhosa women carry most goods on their heads. Eastern Cape - Transkei. South Africa. | Lister Haig Hunter.

Africa | Be it a bottle, a basket or a barrel, Xhosa women carry most goods on their heads. Eastern Cape - Transkei. South Africa. | Lister Haig Hunter.

SOUTH AFRICA: Winnie Madikizela–Mandela (born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

SOUTH AFRICA: Winnie Madikizela–Mandela (born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

Africa | Xhosa woman with infant and smoking traditional pipe.  South Africa | Date and photographer unknown.

Africa | Xhosa woman with infant and smoking traditional pipe. South Africa | Date and photographer unknown.

Africa |  Two Xhosa men dressed for a tribal dance.  South Africa

COLLECTIING TRIBAL BEADWORK FROM AROUND TH E WORLD

ღღ 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.

ღღ 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.

Xhosa Wedding ~ In December 2012, His Royal Highness Unathi Phathuxolo Mtirara, a member of the AbaThembu Royal family, married a celebrated soprano Nonhlanhla Yende in a traditional Xhosa royal wedding ceremony held in the Eastern Cape.

Traditional Xhosa Royal Wedding for inspirational Opera Musicians

Xhosa Wedding ~ In December 2012, His Royal Highness Unathi Phathuxolo Mtirara, a member of the AbaThembu Royal family, married a celebrated soprano Nonhlanhla Yende in a traditional Xhosa royal wedding ceremony held in the Eastern Cape.

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: XHOSA PEOPLE:SOUTH AFRICA`S ANCIENT PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: XHOSA PEOPLE:SOUTH AFRICA`S ANCIENT PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

South Africa | Xhosa woman. Participants at a traditional dance festival. Mount Frere, 2011 | ©Anton Crone

South Africa | Xhosa woman. Participants at a traditional dance festival. Mount Frere, 2011 | ©Anton Crone

Africa | Two women, wearing South Nguni breast-covers.  ca. 1870 | ©CF Williams, Port Elizabeth.  Studio Photograph ~ collection of Michael Graham-Stewart and Michael Stevenson

Africa | Two women, wearing South Nguni breast-covers. ca. 1870 | ©CF Williams, Port Elizabeth. Studio Photograph ~ collection of Michael Graham-Stewart and Michael Stevenson