Swazi huts are similar in shape to those of Zulu people but differ considerable in construction, the thatch being tied down with grass ropes plaited by women.
|Lefa Mofokeng - Sotho||
Herd boy - Leribe. His stick at his feet, the herd boy squats in characteristic attitude when watching his herds. Past early herd boy stage, he wears a bright new blanket.
Daniel "Mafuking" - Butha Buthe - Basutholand
At this dignified age, he wears a plain blanket of quieter hue suitable to his dignity.
Basotho Hut - Mamathes - Basotholand
Lesiba Player - Mamathes - Basotholand
|Marriagabe Age - Ndebele||
Marriagable Age - Ndebele - Bronkhorstspruit - Transvaal
She wears a fringed "Pepetu" or girls beaded apron. The back skirt of goatskin with a half-oval hemline, is surmounted by a heavy fringe of loose bead strands.
|"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.
|Dress of Makhishi School||
Bird of Makhishi School
The dress of this bird of Makhishi school, representing another version of traditional Guinea Fowl shows skillful use of bark cloth and fibre string.
Basotho huts - Senekal Area - Orange Free State
|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.
Ovambo Tribe - South West Africa
Ovambo settlements are built on slightly higher ground, their conical roofed huts set in groups within palisades
|Ndebele Gala Dress||
Ndebele Gala Dress.
The married Ndebele woman may be recognised by a cut of her apron which is of soft goat skin, its lower edge finished off at each end with a square of skin and a fringe between.
|Male Initiation Dress - Ndebele||
Male Initiation Dress - Ndebele
|Obeisance - Puberty School||
Obeisance - Puberty School - Bantwana
Tsonga "Witchdoctor" - Inyameti Pans - Northern Zululand
|Nalindele - Lozi dancer||
Nalindele - Lozi dancer
Nalindele is the traditional 'daring young maiden' of the Makishi dancer of Lozi circumcision school.
LIKISHI - Lozi Circumcision School
Xhosa - Khwetha dancing dress - Idutywa, Transkei
|Muhwira - Venda||
Muwhira is recruiting officer of the Musebeto/ Sungwi, a circumcision school for girls, which operates secretly in chosen glade deep in the bush.
|Swazi Girl - Kubuta||
Swazi girl from Kubuta, Swaziland playing a musical instrument