Tickets for the preview of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, which celebrates traditional Xhosa fashion, have been sold out.

The exhibition, titled Mother Tongue: The Influence of traditional Xhosa fashion on contemporary design, will start on October 9 and end on February 15, 2019, museum director Emma O’Brien said.

A lucky few will get to see a preview of the art works on September 27 at the museum’s inaugural museum gala and fashion show in Port Elizabeth.

According to O’Brien, Mother Tongue celebrates local fashion and features the museum’s important collection of traditional southern Nguni beadwork and textiles.

Selected works by internationally renowned textile designer Laduma Ngxokolo will also be celebrated, she said. Read more