Africa: textiles and apparel

Pre Colonial Map

Examples of Traditional Africa clothing and textiles:

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Clothing Descriptions

  • Xhosa Tribal South and Western Cape.  Red Blanket Peoplee3ea47cee89893d9bffc9528e461f20c.jpg

Winnie Mandela in traditional dress.  During apartheid it was a crime to wear traditional dress.

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Ghana, Ashanti peopleKente 

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Mali:  Bogolan  / Mudd Cloth 

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South Uganda, Baganda People: Barkcloth 

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NORTH WEST AFRICA Islamic Repubic of Mauritania

 

Resources
African Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

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