Africans do preserve cultural dress codes even though the western clothing has made a great impact over the African Continent. In the fashion design circles, you may witness African cultural dresses on the ramp. Africans have rich cultural heritage and they display it on all possible occasions.
The Infographic defines the different cultural dress codes in the African Continent. Each traditional dress code speaks about a story, its origin, and pattern of dress, color codes, and a colorful panorama of fashion across Africa.
Traditional Dresses in Different Regions of Africa
Prominent traditional dresses in the regions of Africa are Togho(Cameroon), kaftan and Wrapper (Nigeria), KiKoi and Kanga (Kenya), Gomesi and Kanzu ( Uganda), Tibeb (Ethiopia), Dida Loincloth Raffia ( Ivory Coast), Kanga and Kitenge (Tanzania), Pagne (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kente(Ghana), Madiba shirt (South Africa), Grand Boubou (Senegal), and Caftan (Algeria). Togho dress symbolizes ethnic identity, and the men wear on special occasions. The cloths are tailor made and embroidery provides a class of touch. Kaftan and Wrapper is worn by men in Nigeria is a symbol of manliness, and royality across cultures.
Kikoi and kanga is for men and women and they are colorful cotton fabrics. Gomesi and Kanzu is a form of daily dress, usually white or cream tunic worn over trousers. Tibeb in Ethiopia is a glamorous brand of sophistication. Dida Loincloth Raffia is the Ivory Coast cloths but they are no longer commercially available but you can have it custom-made. The infographic is collected from the timesofafrica.com.