NAVA Apparel’s ‘Xhosa’ Women’s V-Sandals with a multi colour tribal design cotton weave strap and classic mustard leather base. The interior of the sandals are fully lined with leather for maximum comfort and soles consisting of 3 different layers. Fiber insole boards with latex foam for softness plus foam wedges for heel and back support, all wrapped in leather and the fitted with grizzle soles for grip. All NAVA Apparel shoes are handmade by local South African craftsman.
‘Xhosa’ is a Bantu ethnic tribe of Southern Africa living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. The Xhosa people are divided into several tribes with related yet distinct heritages. The main tribes are the Mpondo, Mpondomise, Bomvana, Xesibe, and Thembu. In addition, the Bhaca and Mfengu have adopted the Xhosa language. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader called uXhosa. There is also a fringe theory that, prior to that, the name xhosa came from a word meaning “fierce” or “angry” in some San language. The Xhosa refer to themselves as the amaXhosa, and to their language as isiXhosa. Presently approximately 8 million Xhosa are distributed across the country, and the Xhosa language is South Africa’s second-most-populous home language, after Zulu, to which Xhosa is closely related.