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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Pictures and Artist Impressions of Life among the Ngoni and other Ngunis in the early 19th Century

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2010
  • Samuel Albert
  • The following are pictures and artist impressions of life among the Ngoni and fellow Nguni (i.e. the Zulus, Swazis, Xhosa, Ndebeles and ngoni) that I have collected and continue to collect. This will help the study of the similarities and differences between us the Ngoni and our brothers and sisters down south.
    Artist Impression of the headrings (isicoco) of the Nguni family based on Keith Montagu explorations in 1880s. Isicoco used to be a badge for married Nguni men.
    From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni
    Zulu men in the 1880s mending the isicoco (headring made with wax) of his fellow. Isicoco was a badge for a matured, married man.
    From Zulu Photos