South Africa, Namibia. Bantu, Xhosa warrior.

South Africa, Namibia, Bantu, Xhosa warrior, Historical clothing.

South Africa, Namibia. Bantu, Xhosa warrior.

South Africa, Namibia. Bantu, Xhosa warrior.

Source: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and the most recent trips by Auguste Wahlen, Knight of several Orders. Engrapher: François Pannemaker (1822-1900). Theophile Emanuel Duverger (1821-1894). Published: Brussels, 1843.




Related:

  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.
Note:  Women's Costume of Lyon, 1860.

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