6 major ethnic groups in Africa and their traditional wedding outfits

Mildred Europa Taylor May 9, 2018 at 10:22am

May 09, 2018 at 10:22 am | Uncategorized

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

May 09, 2018 at 10:22 am | Uncategorized

A Zulu traditional wedding — afrikanza.com


They are found in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa and their traditional marriage is known as Umabo. This takes place usually after the white wedding and the lobola (bride price). During the Umabo, the bride wears isidwaba, a leather skirt; isicwaya, a skin to cover her breasts; and inkehli, a hat to cover her head. She also puts on colourful beads.

The groom wears ibheshu, a covering made from calfskin. If he insists on wearing pants, then he must wear umbhulaselo, which are pants that are brightly decorated with beads. He must also not forget his traditional headband.

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