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ndebele woman in traditional dress 2019

called iphotho, are lavishly decorated with bead-work in geometric designs. The apron’s pattern indicates which age group the woman belongs to, whether she is a mother or expecting a child or her desire for chastity and purity.

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ndebele traditional clothing dresses

which have very interesting traditional costume and adornments. The tribe’s name is Ndebele and they are famous around the world for their traditional wall painting art. Researchers say that probably the coloured geometrical patterns of the wall paintings are derived from the more ancient ornamental tradition of decorating women’s clothing

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