1872C.A. PaytonDiamond Diggings 137A Kafir’s notions of dress are primitive in the extreme; his only garment the ancient mutya or loin-cloth.
1885H. Rider HaggardKing Solomon’s Mines 153He slipped off the ‘moocha’ or girdle round his middle, and stood naked before us.
1905Native Tribes of Tvl 132They wear round their waists skins, with the hair outwards, after the fashion of the Zulu ‘moocha’.
1911M.S. EvansBlack & White in S.E. Afr. 93The hereditary chief of the Qadi clan, followed by his counsellors and attendants, clad for the most part in the mutya of their ancestors.
1923Chambers’s Jrnl (U.K.) Apr. 222The native kilt or moocha composed of strips of raw hide.
1934B.I. BuchananPioneer Days 26A number of stalwart Native men..clad in only a mutya (a belt of ox-hide from which depended fore and aft a fringe of monkey tails).
1936Blackwood’s Mag. (U.K.) Mar. 304All the bravery of the Zulu war-dress was there:..the leopard-skin karosses, the embroidered moochas, the white goat-hide garters.
1937C. BirkbyZulu Journey 124Zulus wearing nothing but the umutya, the girdle of buckskin dangling from their lean loins.
1948O. WalkerKaffirs Are Lively 30The menfolk stride along bare-thighed, in swinging umutshas of monkey-tails and hide-strips instead of trousers.
1967E.M. SlatterMy Leaves Are Green 1He wore only his ‘mutsha’ of monkey-skin tails, and his head-ring had been freshly larded.
1974C.T. BinnsWarrior People 208The uMutsha and the iBeshu form the attire commonly worn in the kraals of Zululand and are the national dress of the Zulu males, although unfortunately this is being..supplanted nowadays by the cast-off clothing of Europeans.
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