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collections of Traditional Outfit Inspirations

Everyone knows accepted addition ceremonies are variety-off an astronomic accord in Nigeria, as that is the additional date to accepting nearer to about-face into actually affiliated to the adulation of your life. If You didn’t Know, the angle we apprehend is the primary stage, again comes the introduction.
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Colorful Traditional Wedding Wear We Love

I love Traditional African weddings, also known as Umabo, the colour, vibe, energy and culture are truly inspiring. Whilst some are a little more traditional than others one thing they all have in common is a umakoti (bride) and umkhwenyana (groom) that look truly babazeka (very attractive to look at), adorned in their traditional wear, with beads, prints and patterns in a rainbow of colours their outfits are some of the most interesting and colorful wedding attire you’ve yet to see.
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Africa Shwe-shwe Xhosa Traditional Wedding

Shwe-shwe fabric has a long history in South Africa. Shwe-shwe is an indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric. Historians claim that the indigo cloth arrived in South Africa more than 2000 years ago, used as trade goods by Arabs and Indians. In the mid 1800s, German settlers introduced it to the Xhosa people, the brilliant colour appealed to the Xhosa women and they made it their own. Wearing shwe-shwe cloth has become a tradition within the Xhosa culture, worn by newly married women, to show their marriage status. Traditionally the fabric came in three colours, blue, red and brown, now one can find it in many other colours including orange, pink and green.
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