Yoruba (Nigeria, Benin, Togo)
The Yoruba people are a fun-loving and progressive tribe found in south west Nigeria and parts of Benin and Togo. They take pride in their traditional attire that features various patterns and styles. Traditional Yoruba clothing was made from cotton processed by traditional weavers.
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Yoruba traditional designs are very gender sensitive. Men wear free flowing gowns, baggy trousers, and matching caps, while women wear short blouses, a matching wrapper, and a head tie known as “gele.” The head gear of the Yoruba woman has gone on to become perhaps one of the most iconic style items of contemporary West African fashion.