Black skirt with white beards, for an engaged to be married girl from Richmond/ Bhaca area in KwaZulu- Natal.
Bhaca dancing girl - Richmond
Zulu Bride - Hlonipha veil - Mid Ilovo
|"Mcwasho" Dress - Swazi||
When the daughter of the Paramount Chief of Swaziland reaches puberty, an "Mcwasho" is called. Girls of her age group are summoned from the whole Swaziland to gather at a Royal Kraal.
"Naka" Flute - Lovedu tribe - Modjadje Location
The Naka flute is not a solo instrument but represents one note in a series which played in a group. The complete set is called "Motaba"
"Sangorbe" Chabangu - Ndebele, Transvaal
"Witchdoctor" Apprentice or Ithwasa
Kweta - Initiation Custom - Western Pondoland
This simple dress is worn during the seclusion period of circumcision school - A blanket, a reed mask, and complete covering of white clay.
|Amandebele of the Transvaal||
Amandebele from Transvaal
The Ndebele also known as "Mapochs" are descendants of stragglers from the followers of the Zulu chief, Mzilikazi who quarreled with Shaka and trekked to northward to Rhodesia.
Basotho Hut - Mamathes - Basotholand
Basotho huts - Senekal Area - Orange Free State
Basotho Man - Lesotho
Bavenda Obeisance - Sibasa Area
Bhaca Bride - Richmond - Natal
|Bhaca Married Woman||
Portrait of a Bhaca married woman
|Bhaca Mother and Child||
Bhaca mother her child