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The Futuristic Dress of South Africa’s Xhosa People

Avatar • Aug 25, 2015

South Africa’s Xhosa people are known for their intricate bead work. The heavy use of lines, angularity and the color white in their dress gives it a look that is both traditional and futuristic.

Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

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Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

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http://www.monicadart.co.za/2013/10/28/mateli-tembakazis-traditional-african-wedding-eastern-cape-south-africa/

http://www.monicadart.co.za/2013/10/28/mateli-tembakazis-traditional-african-wedding-eastern-cape-south-africa/

Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

Alice Mertens

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Alice Mertens

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http://www.ezakwantu.com/Gallery%20Books%20The%20Xhosa%20-%20Aubrey%20Elliott.htm

http://www.ezakwantu.com/Gallery%20Books%20The%20Xhosa%20-%20Aubrey%20Elliott.htm

http://buzzsouthafrica.com/xhosa-people-tradition-and-dance/

http://buzzsouthafrica.com/xhosa-people-tradition-and-dance/

Wow. Ladies, what are your thoughts?

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roo08
roo08
5 years ago

Just amazingly innovative and beautiful.

Staci Elle
5 years ago

Dope!

Sabrina black
Sabrina black
5 years ago

They are Wonderful. I like all of it. Every tribe down there is unique.

zimzam
zimzam
5 years ago

It’s bloody amazing — but not futuristic, more traditional… unless you’ve just discovered Sun Ra.

Nidia
Nidia
5 years ago

I am South African and just want to thank you for these gorgeous posts of different tribes in South Africa.

Nompumelelo
Nompumelelo
5 years ago

You guys should see TshiVenda & Xitshonga. Sooo pretty :))

This makes me wanna move to the Eastern Cape!

Natasha Zantsi
Natasha Zantsi
4 months ago

Soooo proud this is my tribe ! Proudly Xhosa

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