5 Most Stylish Indigenous Tribes in Africa

December 13, 2016 at 10:55 am | Uncategorized

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

December 13, 2016 at 10:55 am | Uncategorized

Photo Credit: bushcraftfoundation

Photo Credit: bushcraftfoundation

Maasai (Kenya)

This list would be incomplete without the Maasai. The nomadic tribe from Kenya is famous for their love and dedication to their cattle. The main garment worn by the Maasai (male or female) is the “shuka,” which is basically a long piece of clothing that can be worn in a several ways depending on the choice of the wearer. Often red or brown with black stripes, the shuka also doubles as a blanket, protecting the herdsmen from harsh weather.

In traditional Maasai style, the adult women wrap their shuka made of tartan material around their bodies in a manner of their choosing, while adorning their necks with wide collars made from the most intricately arranged colorful beads. They also wear long earrings and show off their arms with a collection of bracelets.

Maasai men also wear a shuka and are eager to show off their braided hair, earrings, bracelets, the feathers on their caps, and their lion manes, which signify bravery and achievement a man’s achievements as a skilled hunter and warrior.

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