The Xhosa are part of the South African Nguni migration which slowly moved south from the region around the Great Lakes, displacing the original Khoisan hunter gatherers of Southern Africa. Xhosa peoples were well established by the time of the Dutch arrival in the mid-17th century, and occupied much of eastern South Africa from the Fish River to land inhabited by Zulu-speakers south of the modern city of Durban
Young Matron's Dress
Africa | Young Matron's outfit from the Mfengu people, Eastern Cape, South Africa | Cloth, leather, beads, metal, rubber on mount, from crown of hat to bottom of skirt
Restoration of African South African Historical Consciousness: Culture, Customs, Traditions & Practices (Pondo/amaXhosa)
The African family system of the Pondo people should be kept in historical, cultural, and traditional perspective. It is laid out in its specific traditional, cultural, and historical reality.