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National attire goes truly international
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Apr '08
The traditional garments of Africa, like Kitenge, kangas and kikoy have a special place among the art lovers world over.

The rich and brilliant fabrics attract lot of attention due to their interesting combinations and patterns, and have reached far and wide to steal the hearts of fashionistas.

The garment has 100 percent cotton content and is thickly woven using bright colours. The multicoloured patterns and symbols reflect various moods, culture and customs of African people.

The domestic designers have played a vital role in making these national attires truly international. Kitenge, primarily, is worn by women as wrap-around, headscarf or as a baby sling, the African men wrapped it around the waist during hot weather.

However, presently, a wide variety of garments can be crafted from this unique Kitenge. Many designers have created lovely skirts and dresses out of this fabric, which are wiped out of shelves as quickly as it comes, not only within the country but also globally.


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