Traditional African Clothing

Traditional African Clothing

The strong colors of Africa are reflected in by the traditional African clothing. The clothes worn by the different African nations are very different, yet a common characteristic is the use of strong pigments and simple cuts. There are all kinds of robes, hats and crafty jewelry you can admire across Africa – many of them have crossed borders and are now characteristic for a whole region, like the kanga or the kaftan dress. The best occasions to admire traditional clothes are during cerem... [ read more ]

African Traditions You Didn’t Know About

African Traditions You Didn’t Know About

It would be impossible even to enumerate Africa’s hundreds of tribes and ethnic groups in one single post. Each of these historic tribes has its own language, history and rituals, so no wonder that Africa is such a culturally diverse continent. People usually associate African culture with tattoos, dances, shamanism or wooden masks. But I’m sure there are plenty African traditions you didn’t know about, so let’s try to learn a few together: Griot The culture of African tribes w... [ read more ]