Ilandi Barkhuizen Title:
Make the circle bigger vii (Ndebele)Medium:
Mixed media on canvasSize:
120 x 80cm Price on Request
- Known for intricate beadwork and colourful homes in geometric designs.
- Main element to the women's attire is an apron.
- Girls wear small, beaded aprons and older girls wear isiphephetu, a beaded apron given by their mothers.
- Isigolwani, thick beaded hoops worn around their necks, arms, legs and waist.
- Married women wear longer aprons made of hardened skin and decorated with geometric designs.
- They also wear isigolwani, and copper rings around their neck, arms and ankles called idzilla.
- Unmarried girls do not cover their breasts and married women cover their upper bodies with multi-coloured striped blankets.
- Men wear animal skin aprons and beaded breast plates or iporiyana which hangs from the neck.
- Iporiyana: symbols of manhood gifted by their father after going through initiation.