women and even young girls manage to carry heavy loads wrapped in chitenge on their backs, and even on their heads with chitenge acting as a cushion on which to rest the load.Many designers have also started coming up with a lot of products for men using the Zambian chitenge. Shirts, shorts and pajamas are some of the items.
Zambia chitenge is not limited to being used as an attire but, it is also used for carrying babies and a lot other things. Because it’s so versatile, the fabric is used in many ways. The chitenge used mainly for carrying the baby has got a different name. In some Zambian languages it is known as ‘Impapa‘ or ‘Inguwo‘.The Zambia chitenge is used extensively by rural folks and it’s widely used because it’s cheaper