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.

Africa | Mandla Mandela, eldest grandson of former President Nelson Mandela, and his bride Tando Mabunu, marry in traditional Xhosa cultural style at the remote rural Mandela farm. Mthatha, South Africa. 2006 | © Louise Gubb

Africa | Mandla Mandela, eldest grandson of former President Nelson Mandela, and his bride Tando Mabunu, marry in traditional Xhosa cultural style at the remote rural Mandela farm. Mthatha, South Africa. 2006 | © Louise Gubb

Africa | Pictures taken of girls attending a Xhosa wedding. Eastern Cape, South Africa. ca. 1960 | ©Lester Haig Hunter | For those interested in traditional Eastern Cape weddings, this is just two out of the 24 slides taken at the wedding.

Africa | Pictures taken of girls attending a Xhosa wedding. Eastern Cape, South Africa. ca. 1960 | ©Lester Haig Hunter | For those interested in traditional Eastern Cape weddings, this is just two out of the 24 slides taken at the wedding.

Africa | Thembu (Xhosa speaking) women wore highly decorated leather purses hanging from the hip over leather skirts. | © Alice Mertens - Circa 1960

Africa | Thembu (Xhosa speaking) women wore highly decorated leather purses hanging from the hip over leather skirts. | © Alice Mertens - Circa 1960

Africa | Nelson Mandela wears traditional Xhosa attire during part of his campaign tour, 1994. Eastern Cape, South Africa | ©Greg Marinovich

Africa | Nelson Mandela wears traditional Xhosa attire during part of his campaign tour, 1994. Eastern Cape, South Africa | ©Greg Marinovich

Nelson Mandela, wearing traditional Xhosa dress, attends the wedding of his great grand nephew on December 7, 2002 in Umtata, Eastern Cape

Nelson Mandela, wearing traditional Xhosa dress, attends the wedding of his great grand nephew on December 7, 2002 in Umtata, Eastern Cape

Africa | A Xhosa woman with traditional arm rings smokes her pipe, South Africa | Postcard; publisher Protea Colours. No 896

Africa | A Xhosa woman with traditional arm rings smokes her pipe, South Africa | Postcard; publisher Protea Colours. No 896

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

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

xhosa fashion - Isikhaka skirt

xhosa fashion - Isikhaka skirt

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