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African style dressing has taken a new turn. It has adapted a new style keeping with the traditional materials called Ankara (Ghana), Kanga (Kenya), and Zambia (Zimbabwe). This is now a style not restricted to Africans but to the entire fashion world.

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I den afrikanska kulturen bärs headwrap av kvinnor för 3 skäl, (1) för att skydda sådana hår medan du sover, eller skydda den från solen, eller (2) det kan bäras som en prydnad, under bröllop och ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

It is a West Africas kaftan, worn by men, and recently women. Much like the dashiki, it is a long loose wide sleeved robe. As formal wear, its decorated with intricate embroidery, it is worn on ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

In the african culture the headwrap is worn by women for 3 reasons, (1)to protect ones hair while sleeping, or protect it from the sun, or (2) it may be worn as an adornment, during weddings and ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

Its a large rectangle of pure printed cloth. The width spans from your neck to you knee, and is printed with bright colours and repetitive designs. It is primarily used by women to simply wrap around ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

Embroidered, easy to wear, loose fitting shirts, which are traditionally worn by men. It orignated from West and East Africa. It is light and comes in both waiste length and long length which reaches ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

Traditionally hand made cloth from Mali. The high quality woven cloth is dyed with fermented mud. Much like the kente cloth, the weaving is done using a loom, but the dyeing is done by a 3 step ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

Unlike the ankara cloth, kente is woven and not wax printed. It is ethnic to most West African countries, and developed by the Ashanti people in 17th Centruy A.D. It is said that this weaving is ...

Domain: Fashion; Category: Style, cut & fit

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