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Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Velabengasho Khumalo dancing. (Cf. 5/34, 5/35, 5/36) Behind him is Laduma Madela

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Nyandeni, head and chest. To his right is Velabengasho Khumalo

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

As F5/12. Nyandeni's rear apron is of the type idlaka

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

As F5/9. While Laduma dancing carries his large shield in his left hand he carries his beautiful knob stick in his right hand. Both weapons as well as his whole attire was made by himself except the beadwork which was made by his daughter Alexina.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Laduma Madela dancing. He carries the largest shield. In his head band from genet a long crane feather. To his right Mtoleni Nyandeni. Cf. F4/28

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Girls and women dancing. Cf. F5/2. To the left of Ziphelaphi; Mbabazeni Madela' daughter Nqahile Madela

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa Madela's wife Dumaza Mhlongo Madela dances

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Girls and women dancing. To the left stands Seven Khumalo waving his knobstick and his shield. WIth blue/white head cloth Ziphelaphi to her right hand with topknot Alexinia Dlakude.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

A short rest of the dancers. In the background Laduma's kraal. In the centre in lilac Mashingeni Khumalo to the left old Nomaswazi, next to her Susa Madela.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa performing war dance

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa, a girl and Susa's wife Dumaza perform war dancea. In the backgroung  Laduma's kraal

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa and a girl performe war  dance

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa stand upright during a short rest when performing war dances

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa Madela giyas (perfoms war dance)

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Velabengasho Khumalo and Mtoleni Nyandeni in the row of the dancers

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Dance in the veld. In the centre Laduma with large shield, umqhele (head band) from genet with a long crane feather. To his right Velabengasho Khumalo, to his left Madide and Velabengasho's son.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Marching uphill. In the centre Laduma with the largest shield. To his left in the row Velabengasho Khumalo and his son.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa Madela leads the male guests of the ceremony to the dance area up the hill from Laduma's kraal. Laduma's head is partly covered by the knobstick.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa Madela arrives in festive attire.(cf. the folder "Susa Madela)

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in March and April 1979

Susa's son cooks the ox meat. To the right Mashingeni Khumalo

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