National Geographic : 1978 Jan
EVELRY LIGHTS the faces of Zulu dancers (facing page) at the celebration that follows the wedding vows. Dyed ostrich plumes wave from the man's cap, while his partner wears a flaring wig. Arrayed in ceremonial fighting garb, two Zulu elders (left) leave the dancing to others. Monkey-fur cap identifies one of the "mothers" of the bride, a close relative. Family asides pass between the wife and mother (top right) of Gatsha Buthelezi, chief minister of the Zulus. That none of this collage of faces and costumes may escape his eye, Prince Gabheni, now in traditional dress, records the scene with a movie camera.