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Laduma's new kraal and his private hut

In Laduma's private hut to the right of the central pole: the large skull of a baboon, to its left the skull of a porcupine, to its right the skull of a dog.beneath them a blue plastic water container.

Laduma's guest rondavel

Laduma's guest rondavel

Laduma's grandson Phila Madela.

Laduma's grandson Phila Madela.

Laduma's grandson Phila Madela beats the drum made by Laduma

Laduma's grandson Phila Madela bats the drum made by Laduma. Mbabazeni Madela's wife is the onlokker to the left. two of the boys are wearing crowns. most of the dancing boys wear frontal and rear aprons, izinene and amabheshu, made by Laduma.

Laduma's granddaugter Lina Dlakude serves muffins to the dancers and othe children

Laduma's granddaughter Lina Dlakude serves muffins to the dancers and other small children. to the left Laduma's wife Bafungile and Laduma's granddaughter Constance Dlakude.

Laduma's favourite Ziphelaphi

Laduma's favourite Ziphelaphi demonstrates that she also knows how to handle a bow saw.

Laduma's favourite MaMhlongo, Ziphelaphi Mhlongo Madela in her hut.

Ziphelaphi is a female doctor, inyangakazi. she holds a diviner's switch over her right shoulder and licks fluid medicine from the fingers of her left hand. in front of her a potsherd with liquid medicine.

Laduma's buttock covering is from redbrown calf skin.

Laduma's buttock covering is from redbrown calf skin. his anklets are from glass beads.

Laduma working on the upper side of the meat tray

Laduma starts to work the upper side of the meat tray.

Laduma with the skin of a porcupine the quills of which are used by the medicine men

Laduma with the skin of a porcupine the quills of which are used by the medicine man for many purposes, e.g for the inoculation of medicines, for fighting the lighting doctor.

Laduma wearing a tortoise-shell.

Portrait of Laduma wearing a tortoise-shell he had made into a hat protecting him magically against lightning.

Laduma starts drawing the figure of chief Lulwandle

Laduma starts drawing the figure of chief Lulwandle, the finished figure of whom is seen in "Der einbeinige Gott", colour plate VI.

Laduma standing in front of his private hut

Standing in front of his private hut Laduma watches the preparations for the boys' dancing in his courtyard on New Year. his favourite is fixing the crown similar to that which he had warn on F 2/7a at the head of one of the boys.

Laduma shows the way of smoking

Laduma demonstrates the dacha horn which he had made from an ox horn with an inserted cane and wooden head. The red shirt is a gift from Prof. Horst Uhlig from Kiel University who made films with Madela in 1967.

Laduma seen from behind with ceremonial cloak, ixaba.

Laduma seen from behind with ceremonial cloak, ixaba. (According to Madela is 'isiphuku' a clock with the skin turned inside, used for sleeping.) Laduma's clock is from skins of Grimm's Duiker.

Laduma presents the book "Medizinen des Blitzzauberers Laduma Madela"

Madela presents the book " Medizinen des Blitzzauberers Laduma Madela" which had been plublished in 1984. The shorter necklace is from the black fruits of the wild chestnut tree and vertebrae of the python. The longer necklace is from the vertebrae of another snake.

Laduma presents a chicken to his favourite Ziphelaphi

Laduma presents a chicken to his favourite Ziphelaphi who accepts it with both hands. it is Zulu customs to receive any gift with both hands.

Laduma Mandela half-length portrait

Laduma's half-length from behind. strips from genet skin are fastened at the crown anf fall on the back. on his lef arm an armlet from the skin of the Vervet Monkey, Insimango.

Laduma makes a meat tray

Madela has peeled off the bark of a piece of the trunk of an eucalyptus tree. to the right are his tools.

Laduma Madela sits on his bed in his private hut.

Laduma Madela sits on his bed in his new private hut. he wears a neckband, umqhele, from serval and on his right wrist a wristlet from the metatarsia of a very fast running duiker, which makes the person wearing it to be 'ahead' of all other people in every aspect.

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