Beardwork

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Bearded Ornaments

Multi colored bearded ornaments in a wire frame: Umndingi; Ihawu, Uphephela and Hooks. They belonged to Mamsomi wife of Chief Langalasembo Mkhize of Ejikilohlo, Umkomaas in KwaZulu Natal

Bearded Ornaments

Multi colored bearded ornaments with a wire frame. They belonged to the Mamakhanya the second wife of Chief Langalasembo Mkhize, from Ondindini/ Ejikolohlo, Umkomaas in KwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Ornaments

Multi colored bearded ornaments in a wire frame; Shield, two hearts and two necklaces. They belonged to Mamakhanya from Umkomaas in KwaZulu- Natal

Bearded Belt

Multi colored bearded belt in a zig-zag pattern. It is an engagement belt of Mamkhize, the younger sister of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engole, Umkomaas inKwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Belt

Multi colored bearded belt with tree decorations. It belonged to the Queen mother of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela in KwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Belt

Multi colored bearded belt with alphabets written on it. It belonged to the Queen mother of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Bearded Accessories

Multi colored bearded accessories that belonged to the Queen mother of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu- Natal.These are the accessories that she wore on her wedding day. MM 4479, 4514 and 4621 have been included.

Bearded Necklace

Multi bearded necklaces in a set of three. They belonged to Mandimande Njokwe from Umkomaas in KwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Belt

Multi colored bearded belt known as Indelelo. The belt belonged to Mandimande Njokwe from Umkomaas in KwaZulu- Natal.

Ankle- Chains

Bearded ankle chains known as Amadawathi which belonged to the first wife of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu- Natal. These ankle chain are part of the full costume decorations that were worn by the first wife.

Bearded Anklets

Multi colored bearded anklets with blue crosses on the them. They belonged to the second wife of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Belt

Multi colored bearded belt/ girdle with words  written on it ' Aha, Vuka, Fika etc' it belonged to the second wife of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal.

Bearded Ornament

Bearded ornaments that form part of a married woman costume in multi colors. It belonged to the fourth wife of Chief Zwelinjani of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Belt

Multi colored bearded belt/ girdle with words' Mkhize, Vuka, Inhle written. It belonged to the fourth wife of Chief Zwelinjani Mkhize of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal.

Bearded Hair bands

Bearded headbands with brass buttons. They are known as ' Iminqwazo' in IsiZullu and belonged to the fifth wife of Chief Zwelinjani on Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu- Natal.

Bearded Pin

Multi colored pins in a square and triangular shape. It belonged to the fifth with of Chief Zwelinjani of Engolela in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal.

Bearded Apron

Bearded apron on a red cloth with words ' Guqa, Bhula, Ungagani. It belonged to the second wife in the Makhanye clan from Umbumbulu in KwaZulu- Natal.

Beardwork Strip

Multicolored bearded strip with is part of a pregnancy apron. it is known as ' Incwayo' in IsiZulu. A zig-zag pattern can be seen and the strip came from Umbumbulu area in KwaZulu- Natal and it belonged to the Makhanya clan.

Bearded Belt

Multicolored bearded belt with words ' Aha Mashezi Wami Ahew'. It came from the Umbumbulu area from KwaZulu- Natal ad belonged to the Makhanya clan.

Bearded Ornament

Large triangle bearded ornament with multicolored beards in a pattern of Euphorbia trees. It came from the Umbumbulu area in KwaZulu- Natal ad belonged to the Makhanya Clan.

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