sepedi traditional dresses 2018

Bapedi are part of the 7 million Sotho people found in South Africa. Depending on their dialect, Sotho people are broken down into three groups, namely; Southern Sotho (Sotho), Northern Sotho (Pedi) and Tswana (Batswana). The word, Pedi, therefore refers to both the Pedi tribe, and the language of the Pedi people (Sepedi).Pedi people, much like the Ndebele, are renowned for their bead work, designs and rich colours. Traditional outfits for women vary and can range from calf length skirts, pleated blouses and long voluminous dresses. Doeks or headscarfs also form part of the clothing. Common designs found on Pedi clothing includes; pleats, embroidery or ribbon trimmings. Beadwork is also big for this tribe and often accompanies traditional attire.