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Ndebele Child at Wedding

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher1996

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies

Dressed for a family wedding by her grandmother, a young Ndebele girl wears traditional beaded leg hoops called golwani and an apron of beaded tassels called lighabi. During the wedding, the child accompanies the bride as a good-luck omen to assure the bride’s future success in childbearing.

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  • Title: Ndebele Child at Wedding
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: South Africa
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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