We all are humans from different parts of the world. Some of us are still studying, and some of us are doing jobs. You don’t know from which country a person belongs when you don’t have a conversation with them. You might think all Asians are from China, well you’re mistaken. Asia has lots of countries such as Japan, Taiwan, India, Korea. etc, that come under its continent. And the same goes for Africa; there’s South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria Etc. If you want to learn about the culture, the best thing you can do is to learn about the clothes that they wear and how these clothes and designs came up in their history. Today we are showing you some of the best traditional clothes that you can have from the African continent. These clothes are made with vintage design in mind.
That way, you can easily connect with the person from a different country without asking any awkward question. You can wear them anywhere you want. At parties or on a lazy day at the beach. It will show how much you love the culture and are open to embracing it.
Africa has its diversity, and you can’t pinpoint where this trend of clothes started. These bright and bold textures, which are not the symbol of the African clothing industry, has its roots way back in 3000BC. Which is more than 75000 years ago if you are able to calculate the BC system with yours. The very first clothes that African tribes made back in their days were made from animal skin, fur, feathers, and bark cloth. It was believed that these materials were used to create apron like clothes which you can easily tie around your waist.
In West Africa, the tribes of Nigeria have found woven fibers in the 800s. As a result, you can find cotton fragments in the history of Mali back in 1000s. In addition to this, flax and jute are more significant in the African clothing industry along with the usage of raffia palm. Moreover, The intricate designs were developed in the nation and were handed down from generation to generation. It’s also a dying art right now and needs to be preserved. Now you can see fabric printing is taking over these designs, which are made by hands.
Since the beginning of the last decade, we have seen a sudden surge of African Fashion in the global market. See, the thing is for many people. Fashion is the best industry when it comes to starting something new in the business. Also, with the help of social media, people all around the world got familiar with the intricate designs that African clothing line up has to offer. Lastly, the bold colors of red, green, and yellow give you confidence. As a result, it allows you to stand out from the rest of the people.
In addition to this, the cloth used is quite durable and made specifically to counter the sun’s heat by giving enough ventilation for the human skin.