headband (head ornament)

ipasi (pl. Amapasi), headband, worn by young men (abafana) who have not been promoted to attend beer drinks, also by iintombe zabafana (girls), youths (amakhwenkwe) and iintombe yamakhwenkwe. Bead colours: black and white as before, red-ugolomi. Buttons-amagosha. Beads strung on sinew but buttons sewn on with cotton.

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