Shweshwe Dress Designs 2019

Originally this cloth was only available in blue. However, throughout its history brown and red have been added and most recently a wide assortment of modern colors have been added. It is the vibrant colors and designs that have continued to push the popularity of the Shweshwe fabric, making it an ingrained part of African fashion trends.extensively and can be seen everywhere from local South African dress shops to Pinterest to online stores that sell internationally. As dresses made with Shweshwe fabric become increasingly popular, the genuine Shweshwe fabric has to struggle with an increase in counterfeit impersonators that sell for half the price.


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Newest shweshwe dresses 2019

Shweshwe – also known in Sesotho as shoeshoe for King Moshoeshoe – was once used to create simple traditional dresses, but has now become part of a fashion movement that’s modernising the use of the print.

The love of shweshwe, popularly worn in blue, brown and red, has been passed from one generation to another over centuries. It is often seen at Xhosa weddings, where it is worn by the makhoti (bride).

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The bride’s family buys gifts that she will give to her in-laws 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.
African Zulu Bride Farewell (Ukucimela): The family and relatives of the bride give gifts to the bride just to wish her a happy wedding and they advise her to be a good wife to her husband and family. The groom will buy two cows which will be slaughtered on the day of the ceremony. He will also buy a goat that will be slaughtered to welcome the bride. The groom’s family will prepare food and sorghum beer for a special day.

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The groom invites his in-laws to come to his home so that they will discuss the  marriage ceremony date (Ukubona izinkomo). The groom pays all the cows to the bride’s family and then they set a date which is best for both sides. After they agreed on a date the bride’s family will go back with the cows and start the wedding preparation. So because we live in cities and we are a bit urbanized, these preparations don’t exactly happen in this order. I mean we can’t bring cows to joburg can we, lol but I’m sure you get the point. Traditional weddings are usually done in villages or where the parents stay but always where most suitable.

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south african traditional wedding attires 2019

A traditional wedding is performed differently within different cultures. But tradition is important: Our traditions are the customs or beliefs we transfer from generation to generation.  Traditions are very important in the African culture because Tradition contributes a sense of comfort and belonging. African Zulu bride wedding traditions brings families together and enables people to reconnect with friends. 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, and unite as a country and in-between cultures. Tradition serves as an avenue for creating lasting memories for our families and friends. Tradition offers an excellent context for meaningful pause and reflection.

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