Africa’s diverse mix of cultures, ethnic groups and religions has given rise to a variety of traditional dress. In African cultures for example, age and social standing is reflected in the clothes a person wears. Here, we take a look at the various types of traditional wear foundTheir main items of clothing include long skirts and aprons in beautiful printed or embroidered fabrics. Elaborate beaded necklaces called ithumbu are worn around the neck, as well as beaded bracelets and anklets. The iqhiya or headscarf is traditionally worn by married women. To complete the ensemble, embroidered capes or blankets are worn around the shoulders.
Isishweshwe has a distinctive prewash stiffness and smell which is very much part of its appeal and popularity. During the long sea voyage from the UK to South Africa, starch was used to preserve the fabric and this gave it its characteristic stiffness. After washing, the stiffness disappears to leave behind a beautiful soft cotton fabric. Apparently at one stage the fabric was no longer starched but when sales dropped, it was reintroduced.
South African traditional men’s shirts available. Before we sign out however, we’ll love to know: which of these shirts make the greatest sense to you…or which would you rather wear? Let’s read your opinion (and interact) in the comments below.finished in a manner that sees both the cuffs and the collar featuring black material while the rest of the shirt is designed in a multi-patterned batik design.
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like the long gown such as Sepedi traditional attire. In South Africa also knows the There are many festivals that existed in South Africa is South Africa traditional clothes are worn, like the long dress. Many who chose traditional outfits in South Africa is for weddings. The traditional dress is because it gives the impression of more attractive to women who use it. Of course, women should determine the design that suits your body shape.