necklet (neck ornament (personal adornment))

Eleven stranded, long necklet made up of navy blue beads, threaded onto cotton. isidanga (pl. Izidanga), necklet, worn by amadodana (senior young men), amadoda (senior men), abafazana (young women) and abafazi (older married women) at festivities. It is required wear for the head of a lineage when he conducts the proceedings at sacrifices to the ancestors.

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