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

Die voormalige vrou van oud-president Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, het op die tradisionele Xhosa-manier in die Transkei getrou

Africa | Necklace from the Xhosa (Mpondo?) people of South Africa | ca. early 21st century | Plant fiber and glass beads

Africa Necklace from the Xhosa (Mpondo?) people of South Africa ca. early century Plant fiber and glass beads

Photographer: Brent Stirton.  The Xhosa people of South Africa are probably best known for their most famous son, Nelson Mandela, but many Xhosa live far from the modern world, deep in the Transkei region on the country’s Eastern Cape. This picture captures the most important adventure in these boys’ lives – their initiation into manhood, which involves five weeks of isolation

Credit: Brent Stirton The Xhosa people of South Africa are probably best known for their most famous son, Nelson Mandela, but many Xhosa li.

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.

Africa |  Adolescents from Pondoland in Transkei. Their faces are painted white and they are swathed in blankets as part of puberty rights. | © United Nations Photo

Adolescents from Pondoland in Transkei, South Africa. Their faces are painted white and they are swathed in blankets as part of puberty rights.

Xhosa huts at the Lesedi Cultural Village.  The Xhosa nation used to build bee-hive shaped huts made of grass, similar to that of the Zulu nation, but with the influence of the early Europeans the huts changed to more permanent conical roofed huts with mud walls. The walls are decorated with whitewash and colorful natural paints.

Xhosa huts at the Lesedi Cultural Village. The Xhosa nation used to build…

A Xhosa Woman Balances a Container on Her Head and a Baby on Her Back Photographic Print

A Xhosa Woman Balances a Container on Her Head and a Baby on Her Back Lámina fotográfica por Walter Meayers Edwards en AllPosters.

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