Tag Archives: Traditional South Africa Costume

The Cape of Good Hope.

Sailing ships in storm. South Africa, Cape of Good Hope. 19th century history.

Loss of the Sceptre.

The Cape of Good Hope and surrounding countries. 19th century.

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The beginning of modern historiography in South Africa is set to 6 April 1652, when the Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (Dutch Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC) established a supply station at the Cape of Good Hope. The Cape Dutch brought many slaves from Indonesia, Madagascar and India into the country. Beginning of the year 1743 the number of slaves in the province was significantly higher than that of European settlers.

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South Africa. A male from Namibia.

South Africa. Warrior Namibia, Hottentot. Historical clothing.

A male costume from South Africa, Namibia.

South Africa. A male from Namibia. Historical clothing.

From the book: Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des plus récents; Publié par Auguste Wahlen. Chevalier de Plusieurs Orders. Europe. Bruxelles, a la Librairie Historique-Artistique, Rue de Schaerbeek, 12. 1844.

Associated to:

  1. Historical costumes from Europe.
  2. Historical costumes from Asia.
  3. Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.
  4. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.
  5. Costumes of all countries by Alexandre Lacauchie.

African people of South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

Costumes African people of South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

African people of South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

Headdresses of African people of South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

Man of Kashna, South Africa – Woman of Jacoba, South Africa – Woman of Liessi, South Africa – Man from the city Doumbu, Sierra Leone- Man of Yoruba, Nigeria.

From “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.