James Serole MPHAHLELE
"Leading the procession", 1987 - masonite print on paper - Image 37x77 cm
PELMAMA Register AAMC JMPH 87/03
The young men are surrounded by their Elders (Baditi) to shelter them from the women and the uninitiated. The Chief's son holds the Rod of Honour (Sefoka) on his side and leads the Procession to the Chief's Kraal, singing songs of victory. The men and Elders are carrying wood for a fire, whilst the women are carrying reed mats, blankets and so forth. They are very happy, waving their hands, saying "eu ...eu...eu!"
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