The tshideka is a basic garment, worn by both sexes, and consists of a piece of square cloth sewn on the Ludede to cover the private parts, however the buttocks remain uncovered. Two squares can be used, one for the front and the other for the back. When an infant is immunized it is given the lukunda to be worn round the wrist and ankle to protect them against evil spirits.
As the child is weaned, clothes are used to differentiate sex, the boy puts on the Tsindi, and girls a Shedo.
Venda Children's Music
From an early age it is essential for a kid to start learning dance routines and drum playing. As Venda children start spending less time with their grandmothers and more time with other children they begin to participate in music making more and more and sing songs and musical games, which are known in Venda as "nyimbo dza vhana"
Venda Children Games
The Venda children love making things and many of the top craftsmen started learning their skills at a very early age from their Grandmother or father.
Little boys make cars which they push a round for most of the day.
The Venda children and adults play a number of games, probably the best known is played by making a number of holes in the ground and moving stones around in a logical and tactical manner.
Another favourite pastime is football and the Venda boys like their fathers are football crazy.