What do West African people wear?

In West Africa, a kaftan or caftan is a pull-over woman’s robe. In French, this robe is called a boubou, pronounced boo-boo. The boubou is the traditional female attire in many West African countries including Senegal, Mali and other countries. The boubou can be formal or informal attire.

What is traditional African wear called?

In East Africa, the kanzu is the traditional dress worn by Swahili-speaking men. Women wear the kanga and the gomesi. In Southern Africa, distinctive shirts are worn, like the long dresses they wear. For instance, South Africa is known for the Madiba shirt, whereas Zimbabwe is known for the safari shirt.

What is boubou Nigeria?

Noun. boubou (plural boubous) A flowing wide-sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa, and to a lesser extent in North Africa.

What kind of clothes do they wear in Nigeria?

Some of the famous traditional attires in Nigeria include:

  1. Edo Dressing.
  2. Yoruba Dressing.
  3. Igbo Dressing.
  4. Gele. A gele is a traditional Nigerian cloth that is wrapped by women on their head.
  5. Agbada. The agbada is a wide-sleeved robe that is worn by the West African and North African men.

What is an African Bubu?

A boubou is an over-the-head, draped garment with wide sleeves, historically worn by men. The cloth was strip woven and cut for the neck opening, dyed by professionals, and heavily embroidered by religious scholars and artisans as a sign of prestige.

What is a Nigerian Gele?

In Nigeria a head tie is called a gele — that’s the word used by the Yoruba, one of the country’s many ethnic groups. But the wearing of head wraps is traditional for all Nigerians and indeed for most African cultures. An artfully folded gele is part of everyday wear and de rigueur for special occasions like weddings.

What do girls wear in Nigeria?

Lace, jacquard, adire, and ankara are some of the materials that are used to prepare dresses in Nigeria. Nigerian clothing for women include buba, kaba, iro, gele and iborun or ipele and Nigerian clothing for men include buba, fila, sokoto, abeti-aja and agbada.

What is fashion in Nigeria?

The fashion industry in Nigeria plays an important cultural role and contributes significantly to the country’s economics. Casual attire is commonly worn but formal and traditional styles are also worn depending on the occasion. Clothing incorporates a variety of colours, fabrics, and embellishments (often beads).