Xhosa Beadwork

Collection by Nicholas Kap • Last updated 7 weeks ago

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Antique and vintage Xhosa beadwork - visions of an era gone by....

necklace; dance equipment | British Museum

Woman's necklace (dance) made of beads (glass), thread (fibre), buttons (brass).

necklet | British Museum

Necklet made of beads (glass), thread (fibre), buttons (pearl-shell).

Xhosa beaded blanket pin from the Mpondo or Mpondomise people, Eastern Cape, South Africa

pin; dress-pin (?) | British Museum

Blanket pin (shoulder, with fringe) made of beads (glass), thread (fibre), safety-pin (iron).

Xhosa beaded blanket pin from the Mpondo or Mpondomise people, Eastern Cape, South Africa

pin; dress-pin (?) | British Museum

Blanket pin (shoulder, with fringe) made of beads (glass), thread (fibre), safety-pin (iron).

Xhosa - African bowed instrument

Xhosa - African bowed instrument

XHOSA PEOPLE:SOUTH AFRICA`S ANCIENT PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” ― ...

South Africa | Pectoral collar; cotton, glass beads | Nguni / Thembu / Xhosa people

Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais

South Africa | Pectoral collar; cotton, glass beads | Nguni / Thembu / Xhosa people

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