Swazi Traditional Wedding Dresses
According to Swazi culture, marriage goes through three important stages,wedding dresses then take a look at this post. You will find brides in Sotho, Xhosa, Ndebele, Zulu, Pedi, Tsonga,Swazi, Tswana and much more Swazi traditions are carefully guarded and colourful ceremonies regularly take place to mark special occasions. Traditional and ceremonies are the distinctive features of the Swazi culture. They bring the nation together and make it to be one big family. These features are also attractive to international tourist. Examples of such ceremonies are the following
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Tradition reinforces values such as freedom, faith, integrity, a good education, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and the value of being selfless. Tradition offers a chance to say “thank you” for the contribution that someone has made. They also enable us to showcase the principles of our Founding Fathers, celebrate diversity, The groom’s family will welcome the bride’s family and show them the room in which they can stay. In the midday the ceremony will start both bride and groom wear their traditional clothes.
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after the wedding ceremony such as: blankets, Zulu mats, brooms, clay pots, aprons and furniture. She will also buy a box (Kist) where she can put her clothes in and her husband’s gifts. The goat will be slaughtered after the head of the family has spoken to the ancestors that his daughter is getting married. The bride’s father buys a goat that will be used to perform a ceremony which is called umncamo and he wants the ancestors to protect her.
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Although my designs employ usage of African embroidery and fabrics, my collection is a blend of multi-cultures primarily African and European with some Asian influences. The gown silhouettes are very modern and flattering. I think, sleep and dream about fashion, and my love of Africa shows in my work. African-inspired fashion appeals to me especially couture bridal and formal wear.African and ethnic designs that I offer. This includes bride and groom’s attire with matching clothes for the entire bridal party. I’m also advancing into pageant, evening and red carpet gowns.
groom’s family will begin negotiating the marriage and lobola with the bride’s family. is not a ‘ Xhosa but a means of establishing a link between the two families. The size of lobola varies considerably depending on the relative wealth and status of the families, the advantage to gain from the marriage link, and the desirability of the bride.
Traditionally Xhosa usually amounted to eight heads of cattle, and today the value of each head of cattle forms part of the overall negotiation. However there is a Xhosa saying, ‘one never stops paying Xhosa ’, which means the family link is the important part of lobola, a union that must be constantly renewed by visiting one’s in-laws, inviting them round, and in general maintaining very good familial relationships.
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