Make The Circle Bigger - Ilandi Barkhuizen at The Viewing Room Art Gallery | Art.co.za Online Exhibitions | Buy Art Online
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Artist:  Ilandi Barkhuizen
Title:  Make the circle bigger iv (Xhosa)
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Size:  80 x 60cm
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Xhosa:

  • Dress code is based on social standing.
  • Traditionally, women's clothing and accessories show different stages in their lives.
  • Face painting, umchokozo in white or yellow ochre makes part of the outfit. Usually painting dots to make patterns.
  • Main clothing items include long skirts/aprons, printed or embroidered. Elaborate necklaces called ithumbu as well as bracelets and anklets.
  • Iqhiya is worn my married women. Embroidered capes/ blankets are worn around the shoulders.


   


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