Xhosa women

Xhosa - South Africa

Xhosa people are a Bantu ethnic group from South Africa. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader and King called uXhosa. There are approximately 8 million Xhosa people in South Africa, and the Xhosa language is the countries second most-populous language in the country, after Zulu. 

Xhosa women have a history of wearing traditional head wraps, that would increase in size as the woman aged. For special events, the head wraps would be even large and more elaborate than usual. 


Miriam Makeba - Qongqothwane (The Click Song) 

South African singer Miriam Makeba performs The Click Song in the Dutch VARA TV studios, september 1979.

#Prompted by off-line reactions to the “Saartjie Baartman cake” by Xhosa and Coloured people .Incoko phanhle ka tumblr…