Swazi Maidens Performing for the King

Carol Beckwith1996

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies
Friday Harbor, United States

All Swazi girls from the ages of 10 to 18 throughout the kingdom are expected to attend the Reed Dance ceremony, which is also traditionally regarded as a female rite of passage into womanhood.


  • Title: Swazi Maidens Performing for the King
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: Swaziland
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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