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Top of Green Hill, Colenso area

Sepia print 5 x 17.5cm faded

Harts's Hill. Shows Hart's Hill fort Molyneux, Colenso area

Sepia print 4.8 x 17.2cm faded

"Mcwasho" Dress - Swazi

Mcwasho Dress 

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

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

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

 

Another crown from grey Duiker skin

To the right of F 5/3a. another crown from Grey Duiker skin. two more shields and, to the right, Laduma's helmet from a tortoise shell.

Laduma's grandson Phila Madela.

Laduma's grandson Phila Madela.

Laduma's private hut

Laduma's private hut. on the higher terrace in the background his guest roundavel.

Laduma presents a chicken to his favourite Ziphelaphi

Laduma presents a chicken to his favourite Ziphelaphi who accepts it with both hands. it is Zulu customs to receive any gift with both hands.

Drying skins on the roof of Laduma's private hut

Drying on the roof of Laduma's private hut: the skins of an otter, a marsh mongoose ans a white-tailed mongoose as well as a wreath from impepho

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.

Squatting boy

As F.4/11 for comparison of the hight of the figures and a squatting boy besides them.

 

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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