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Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Laduma Madela with a chief's mace called "inhlendla engamakhalengonyama",  which looks like the nostrils of a lion. Not yet ready made. (cf. "Handwerke", plate 8 and 9, and pp.108-111; Der einbeinige Gott, colour plate XXIII.)

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Gumede, a son of Laduma's daughter Hlomeleni, arrives home from work in Johannesburg

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

In Bafungile' house. Laduma is resting on her bed. Ziphelaphi and Bafungile (only her yellow head cloth is visible) sit politely on mats on the floor. To the left are partly visible: the shafts of a battle axe and an inhlendla (cf. to follow: F22/28).

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Madela starts to forge a spear for the ceremonial killing of goats from rod iron (reinforcing steel). He works on an iron anvil (part of a rail from the railways). (Cf. "Handwerke", plate 1 bottom, and pp.94,95.)

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Madela puts spear into the hearth from twigs. He will blow the fire up with his mouth. He has no bellow.(Cf."Handwerke", plate 1 top, and p. 94.)

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

The authors' farewell visit  to Laduma Madela. Laduma hands over to Eric Khwela as his intermediary the gifts for the author: a battle axe he made for her and the now finished inhlendla from F.1979/II, F.12/1a. To the right waves Mbhekeni Mhlongo a whisk. With green headcloth his mother.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

From left to right: Alexina, Laduma, Mbhekeni Mhlongo; Velabengasho Khumalo dressed green and with Laduma's ceremonial skin hat; Bhidli Mhlongo; Mashingeni Khumalo; Mbhekeni's wife. In the foreground part of the author's camera outfit.

 

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

From left to right: Alexina, Laduma, Mbhekeni Mhlongo; Velabengasho Khumalo dressed green and with Laduma's ceremonial skin hat; Bhidli Mhlongo; Mashingeni Khumalo; Mbhekeni's wife.

Visit to Laduma Madela's kraal in September and October 1979 with a festival on 30th September

Visit to Father Elmar Kimmel O.S.B. at Nandi Mission. From left to right: Velabengasho Khumalo, Mbhekeni Mhlong, Laduma Madela, Pater Elmar, Eric Khwela, Mr. Mthembu (taxi driver)

Miscellaneous overseas conferences 1937-1972

Dr Malherbe

Miscellaneous overseas conferences 1937-1972

Dr Malherbe

Miscellaneous overseas conferences 1937-1972

Dr Malherbe

Miscellaneous overseas conferences 1937-1972

Dr Malherbe

Miscellaneous overseas conferences 1937-1972

Dr Malherbe

Miscellaneous overseas conferences 1937-1972

Dr Malherbe Ernest Gideon

Girl with ornamental incisions on her belly, Maputa, 12 June 1959

Girl with ornamental incisions on her belly, Maputa, 12 June 1959

Potrait of  friendly Thonga girl, Maputa, 12 June 1959

Potrait of  friendly Thonga girl, Maputa, 12 June 1959

Craft market, Maputa, 12 June 1959

For sale: basketwork, wooden walking sticks, to the left a stick in the shape of a snake. Two different kinds of racks for sleeping/sitting mats. One type consisting as usual of two parts not connected with each other.

Clay figures of the school children, Maputa, 12 June 1959

Clay figures of the school children, Maputa, 12 June 1959

Women carrying a basket of the type "isiqabetho", Maputa, 12 June 1959

Women carrying a basket of the type "isiqabetho", Maputa, 12 June 1959

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