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Flower garden, Cape Town

Fower garden, Cape Town

Flower Seller Adderley Street, Cape Town

Flower seller, Adderley Street, Cape Town

Flower sellers, Adderley Street, Cape Town

Flower sellers, Adderley Street, Cape Town

Fort Victoria, Rhodesia, 1952

Fort Victoria, Rhodesia (1952)

Four girls of Bhekamuzi, Zululand. The musical intrument is "igubhu" made from a gourd, a bow, and a string. photo by S. Watts, February 1947

Four girls of Bhekamuzi, Zululand. The musical intrument is "igubhu" made from a gourd, a bow, and a string. photo by S. Watts, February 1947

Four types of maize; two types of peanuts, Golela, 1953

Four types of maize; two types of peanuts, Golela, 1953

Friend of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli in front of his cattle pen. In order to honour his ancestors. Bhidli nailed the horns of cattle and goats to some posts of his cattle pen. The cactus, imbuna, and other plants are preventing the witshes (abathakathi) to do mischief in the cattle pen.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

The plants protecting Bhidli's cattle kraal/pen. To the right the flowering cactus, imbuna (in no dictionary). To the left an orchid, imfe yenkawu, elophia.. Bhidli "if you want to send a dream to someone you have to mix imfe yenkawu with other medicines.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

On a meat tray there are two longer hind feet and two shorter forefeet of the goat F.18/23 as well as wristlet, "isiphandla". Madela has cut it from the skin on the forehead of the goat. With this wristlet Bhidli honoured later on the author.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

With a pocket knife Madela cuts off those bones of the joints of the metatarsia which are used for dividing as dices (amathambo "bones).

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

The two ankle bones have been placed on the meat tray while Madela continues to work. His neck-band is from leopard skin. The Creator, Mvelinqangi, had told him to wear it. His necklaces are better seen on F19/20.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

On the meat tray at the  metatarsia of the forefeet of the goat are the epiphyses visible but still in situ. At the longer metatarsia of the hind feet are the epiphyses visible in situ. The ankle bones (astralagi) have been placed next to the upper end of the metatarsia.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Madela strikes with a stone as a hammer on a butcher's knife in order to cut off the epiphysis from the metatarsus of a hind foot which is placed on a large stone

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli, Laduma and Eric Khwela eat from the goat's liver from the meat tray on which there is also coarse white salt, into which the pieces of the liver were dipped.Bhidli wers in the middle of his headring the head skin of  a cata (which one?) and behind it two red Lourie feathers.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli in one of the typical Zulu men's sitting positions. Both sides his legs are sides tails, izinjongo (K. Schlosser's favourote picture of Bhidli!)

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Laduma Madela in Bhidli's private hut. In front of him a meat tray with part of the boiled goar's meat covered with another, smaller meat tray. Madela in one of the typical Zulu men's sitting positions.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli has removed the upper meat tray and cuts the meat. On Bhidli's hips are his side tails,izinjong, seen.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli points at his "bones" consisting of different materials, e.g. ankle bones and epiphyses, shells, stones, money etc.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli has put part of the meat on an enamel plate, to the left, and continues to cut the meat which is on the meat tray.

Friends of Laduma Madela on Ceza Mountain, Bhidli Mhlongo

Bhidli drinks out of a beer pot, ukhamba.- On the door of his hut is a black cross as a protection against lightning.

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