"Xhosa colours" Cape Town Local Custom Tip by Jenniflower

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  • Young mum and child - Cape Town
      Young mum and child
    by Jenniflower
 

Xhosas are often called the 'Red Blanket People'. Their traditional colours are ochre (an orangey yellow colour) and red. An orangey red, not a fire engine red. This colour seeps into every aspect of their lives, their clothing, housing and decoration. It is often made up of an earthy clay.

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  • Written Apr 19, 2006
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