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.

Be it a bottle, a basket or a barrel, women of the Xhosa tribe carry most goods on their heads.

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

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of Former South African President Nelson Mandela dressed in Xhosa tribe attire.

Women of the Xhosa Tribe in south Africa.

Two Xhosa woman, participants at a traditional dance festival, Mount Frere, South Africa (©Anton Crone -

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.

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

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 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.

Mama Winnie Mandela in Traditional Xhosa umbhaco at some point it was a crime in S.A to dress like this.

Mama Winnie Mandela in Traditional Xhosa umbhaco at some point it was a crime in S.A to dress like this.

Traditional Xhosa Wedding by Monica Dart {Tembakazi  Mateli} | SouthBound Bride #traditional #xhosa #wedding

Traditional Xhosa Wedding by Monica Dart {Tembakazi & Mateli}

Traditional Xhosa Wedding by Monica Dart {Tembakazi Mateli} | SouthBound Bride #traditional #xhosa #wedding

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. Studio Photograph ~ collection of Michael Graham-Stewart and Michael Stevenson

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