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September 2019

Rickshaws, costume and Zulu people, Durban, S.A.

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Some may judge rickshaw pulling as being little more than slave labour. But what drove this drudgery to become a home grown subculture, a vibrant muesli of styles, culture and performance – outwitting boundaries of propriety to become a renowned event of choice?

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ISICHOLO/HATS. ZULU PEOPLE, KWAZULU NATAL.

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Did the elaborate hairstyles of married women from 1890-1940 influence the dimensions of headrests used by the Zulu people to sleep on? Continue reading “ISICHOLO/HATS. ZULU PEOPLE, KWAZULU NATAL.”

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