Friday, 28 September 2012

Traditional African Costumes

I have always been interested in Traditional African attire, the patterns, colours, fabrics and so on. Unfortunately some African cultures have lost their traditional costume but thankfully most have held on to their costumes and modernised them.

Zanzibari women working on seaweed cultivation by Yadid Levy

Kenya traditional dress




Angola - Mucubal woman. They are bantu speaking in South Angola


Ghadames, Libya - traditional costume - Ghadames town is a UNESCO world heritage centre near the border with Algeria. Pic by Eric Lafforgue


King Kobina of Elmina, Ghana and his royal court in traditional dress. Circa 1890's



Ghana - Traditional Kente costumes


Ivory Coast - modern traditional costumes


Cameroon - Woman in Traditional costume
Doris Imalenowa in traditional African dress

The Ndebele tribe, South Africa - Traditional costume



Traditional Zulu Costumes, South Africa



Traditional South West Nigeria (Yoruba) wedding costumes



Gorgeous Igbo bride, Nigeria


Modern Senegalese costume