Traditional Attires South Africa 2021

Although this is celebrated only in South Africa, the continent has an explosion of sartorial expressions, and some are increasingly becoming more widespread as communication between regions becomes more fluid. There’s been a boom in dashiki print fabric, with shirts and dresses a global fashion choice in the last couple of years. No longer a Ghanaian expression only (and also beloved of African-Americans), Kente prints have made a surprising jump, and are now being seen in Southern Africa as well. These are just prints we’re seeing in places like Malawi and South Africa, and usually not the real handwoven textiles made in Ghana.