South Africa

Venda peope avaThe national costume of the Venda ethnic group from South Africa looks typically African. Animal skin loin cloths and aprons, colorful blankets worn around the shoulders, glass-beaded jewelry, and so on. This folk attire is very pretty, very authentic, and very cheerful. In modern days, Venda men and women often combine contemporary garments with traditional ‘wenda cloth to create a unique local look you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Afrofuturism11 avaSouth Africa is a multicultural country with a long and complicated history. Its clothing traditions are very interesting because they are so diverse. We can’t name just one official national costume of South Africa. Every ethnic group in this part of the world has its own folk dress, heritage clothing, traditional accessories, etc. So, let’s look at the traditional outfits of the biggest local ethnic groups – Xhosa, Ndebele, Zulu, and Venda.