Lifestyle December 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm

These African traditional outfits still look trendy

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola December 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm

December 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Lifestyle

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Gomesi

Originally from Uganda, there are several variations of this outfit. One of such was reported to have existed long before the missionaries and Indians came to Uganda. The gomesi is a floor-length brightly coloured outfit which can be worn to any sort of ceremony.

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Most Gomesi are made of silk, cotton, or linen fabric, with silk being the most expensive. A kikooyi or kanga is tied underneath the linen gomesi to ensure that the fabric does not stick to the body. A well-made Gomesi can require up to six metres of cloth.

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