Ingcawe / Tribal Black Stripe

ARANDA XHOSA TRADITIONAL BLANKET INGCAWE 1This 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.