Africa | Portrait of a Xhosa man | © From the 1976 publication: The Republic of Transkei - Published by Chris van Rensburg Pubications, Ltd.

Africa | Portrait of a Xhosa man | © From the 1976 publication: The Republic of Transkei - Published by Chris van Rensburg Pubications, Ltd.

Xhosa woman wearing traditional attire with native wooden violin in her hand. The Xhosa people lives in SOUTH AFRICA

Xhosa woman wearing traditional attire with native wooden violin in her hand. The Xhosa people lives in SOUTH AFRICA

Africa | Mpondo Bride's ensemble consisting of 51 pieces | ca. 1950s | cotton, glass, plastic, metal, rubber, wood, bone and wood

Africa | Mpondo Bride's ensemble consisting of 51 pieces | ca. 1950s | cotton, glass, plastic, metal, rubber, wood, bone and wood

Africa | Man smoking a pipe.  Pondoland, South Africa || Vintage postcard; Africana Series.  Photo Lynn Acutt.  No.4

Africa | Man smoking a pipe. Pondoland, South Africa || Vintage postcard; Africana Series. Photo Lynn Acutt. No.4

Africa | Pondo married woman’s beaded head ring | The Pondo are a refugee tribe who now live among the Xhosa and have adopted many of their customs. They were, however, originally from further north and retain many of their own traditions. One of these is the wearing of a beaded ring above the eyes as a symbol of marriage.

Africa | Pondo married woman’s beaded head ring | The Pondo are a refugee tribe who now live among the Xhosa and have adopted many of their customs. They were, however, originally from further north and retain many of their own traditions. One of these is the wearing of a beaded ring above the eyes as a symbol of marriage.

Africa | The Pondo tribe girls have special types of beadwork headdresses which denote their status in life. Adolescent girls wear a single band round the forehead, betrothed girls a double band, and married women yet more varied designs. The married women also change their blanket of red ochre for one of pale blue after they have been proved good and faithful wives. |  Image and caption © George Rodger, 1948.

Africa | The Pondo tribe girls have special types of beadwork headdresses which denote their status in life. Adolescent girls wear a single band round the forehead, betrothed girls a double band, and married women yet more varied designs. The married women also change their blanket of red ochre for one of pale blue after they have been proved good and faithful wives. | Image and caption © George Rodger, 1948.

Everything You Need To Know About The Pondo Tribe And Their History

Everything You Need To Know About The Pondo Tribe And Their History

Young girls in Pondoland 1950's. Picture Osmo Vartiainen.

Young girls in Pondoland 1950's. Picture Osmo Vartiainen.

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