bracelet (arm ornament)

A pair of imixhaka (sing. Umxhaka), worn singly or in numbers just above the elbow of either or both arms. Worn by amakhwenkwe (youths), abafana (young men), iintombe zabafana (girls who consort with youths) and abafazana (young women) at will and to dances, festivities. Green, white and blue beads wound around old brass wire and brass strip armbands (umliza, pl. imiliza).

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