Eastern Cape

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Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 24.9.1891-13.1.1975

With Miss Harding going to Queenstown 1928.

'Ukuhlamba'

Young Xhosa maiden taking a bath in the river.

'Ukuyotheza'

A group of newly married women 'Abatshakazi', coming from the forest to collect wood for a big ceremony.

'Mengana '

'Mengana' the execurion rock in the Eastern Cape at Libode.

'Smoking the Baby'

Xhosa mother smoking her baby with sacred herbs.

'Umtshato'

Xhosa men together with the groom meeting the bride, in the Eastern Cape.

'Abakhwetha'

Young Xhosa men, during their initiation process wearing a grass woven skirt and helmet with the body smeared in white chalk. They are secluded from the community during this period.

Abafazi: Pondo Costumes

Pondo married women in the tradtional outfit:imibhaco in the Eastern Cape near Libode.

'Amawele'

Twins standing next to their trees which are planted and dedicated to them after birth as per Xhosa custom. 

'Ukuvuna'

Two young Xhosa boys harvesting corn and pumpkins with an Ox- wagon, in the Eastern Cape at Libode.

Mpondo Dolls

Cone shaped beaded doll. 

Mpondo Dolls

Cone shaped beaded dolls.

Mpondo Dolls

Dumb- bell shaped doll, made of thatching grass bound with gourds as head and base. Beaded skirt and a pony tail are added to make a femalle figure.

Mpondo Dolls

Dumb-bell shaped doll, made out of thatching grass. bound together with big and small gourd as a head and base.

Mpondo Doll

Micro-phone shaped doll, made out of thatching grass bound on a big gourd as a head. Beads and cotton are used to shape the doll into a man figure.

Mpondo Doll

Dumb-bell shaped doll, made out of thatching grass bound together with small gourd for a head and a big gourd as a base. Beads, buttons and cotton used to accessorise the doll as a woman.

High Street, Grahamstown, shewing Cathedral in the middle of the road

High Street, Grahamstown, shewing Cathedral in the middle of the road

Bird's eye view of Grahamstown

Bird's eye view of Grahamstown

Oxford Street, East London

Oxford Street, East London

Bird's eye view of Kng William's Town

Bird's eye view of Kng William's Town

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