Okay okay, this time I made an exception and smoked without knowing what it was. But the guy was smoking it all the time and he looked really happy!
And yes..... I forgot all about where I was. Umfolozi park .... it took a Forum question to remind me :-)
Thanks ghosthunter and Peter_P.
Favorite thing: Girls and boys are taught to be proud of their bodies. They are encouraged to interact when they are teenagers. But once engaged, the girls wear the beaded cloak and when married also the red hat. Fooling around is then over!
The beadwork is not just pretty. It symbolises many aspects and stages of life. For instane: when a girl gets engages, she makes a bead jewel for her fiancé.
They can keep away illness or give protection.
Favorite thing: Once a girl is married she always wears the red hat and a beaded cloak. The hat never leaves her head, not even when she sleeps.
Favorite thing: I had to sort of rub a stick on the inside of this thing with wet fingers and then you got this singing sound.
Favorite thing: before the dancing began we were offered a sip of the traditional beer made of some sort of milk. Yuck!