Who are we?

Clay has been an integral part of Xhosa culture for centuries. When the people of the Eastern Cape were being absorbed into the wage economy of the new English overlords in the 19th and 20th centuries, those who had not enjoyed the privilege of formal school education were known as the abantu ababomvu (literally the “red people”) – a reference to the red clay which the women would smear on themselves and the imbola (iron oxide) which they used to die their blankets.

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