Aranda Traditional Blanket Xhosa Abakwetha Red



This Xhosa blanket is traditionally used to wrap the body for burial. It is occasionally used during the initiation ceremony.
The Ingcawe has a whipped edge whereas the Tribal Black Stipe has an open selvedge to which the family of the deceased will attach a binding and add embroidery depicting the person’s life story.
55% acrylic, 40% polyester and 5% cotton.


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