National Geographic : 1942 Aug
© National Geographic Society "Piccanins" Watch Mother Grind the Mealies A lean and ever-hungry dog wolfs bits that escape from the stone mortar. Corn is the chief food of black natives throughout South Africa. These people live in the native territories of the Transkei, in eastern Cape Province. onouacnromes oy vv. cooer ivioore South Africans Call the Transkei "Land of the Red Blanket" The red-ochre-dyed garbofthis native couple explains why. The man carries mealies and other oddments inthe bead-decorated hide pouch slung over his shoulder. His turkish-towel turban issheer swank.