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SHWESHWE: The Colourful Cotton Fabric, Made In South Africa
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Shweshwe, also known as isishweshwe and shoeshoe, is a cotton fabric that comes in a variety of hues and intricate print designs. It was originally dyed indigo, which is why its formal name is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’. Printed on...
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LEAP YEAR: The RTW Clothing Lovingly Made In Uganda
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Launched in 2013, Leap Year is a clothing brand made and based in Uganda. It is the premier product from Asali Designs; a company formed by Pamela Kahwa to manifest her dreams and aspirations within the fashion industry. Although Pamela...
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ASO OKE: The Prestigious ‘Top Cloth’ Made In Nigeria
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Aso-Oke, the Nigerian loom-woven textile transcends the runway and is sewn into the fabric of society
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BASOTHO BLANKETS: The Lesotho Fabric Making ‘Burritoing’ À La Mode
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The finest comfort of any cold season or place is the warm snugness of a blanket. How cruel then that we’re forced to leave it in the sanctuary of our bedrooms to brave the low temperatures. Because, wouldn’t it raise...
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FASO DAN FANI: A Symbol of Patriotism, Made In Burkina Faso
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The Faso Dan Fani is a woven cotton cloth made in the West African, landlocked country known as Burkina Faso. A cotton-based textile isn’t a novel addition to this series. Neither is a fabric that is weaved on a loom...
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Gonja Cloth: Kente Isn’t The Only Must-Have Fabric Woven In Ghana
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The Kente may be IT textile from Ghana, but the Gonja cloth shouldn’t be counted out. In fact, the Kente is considered a derivative of the Gonja; albeit with an infusion of colour. Not to mention, it’s part of the...
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Made In Ethiopia: The Habesha Kemis, It’s Details & Compliments
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Africa is a complex continent. Granted there are shared similarities amongst its citizens, each country has its own blend of cultural and lingual framework. Take for example, Ethiopia. It has over 80 ethnic groups with their own cultures, customs, dialects,...
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CAPULANA: The Versatile Textile From Mozambique
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It’s known as the Kanga in Tanzania and Kenya, Pagne in Senegal and Congo, Lappa in Nigeria, and the Leso in Mombasa. But in Mozambique, it’s referred to as Capulana. Considered a traditional fabric, the Capulana is a vibrant cotton...
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KORHOGO: The Hand Painted Pictorial Cloth, Made In Côte d’Ivoire
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Korhogo is a type of mud cloth that originates from Korhogo in Côte d’Ivoire. Made by the Senufo people, the textile is a hand-woven and hand-spun cotton fabric decorated with hand-painted designs. The captivating symbolism and imagery that’s featured on...
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ADIRE: The Blue Blood Tie-Dye Textile, Made In Nigeria
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Adire is a traditional textile craft made and worn by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Derived from the Yoruba words, adi (to tie) and re (to dye), Adire means tie and dye. The original versions were indigo-dyed and decorated with...
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ABOMEY APPLIQUÉ: Remnants Of A Fallen Kingdom, Made In Benin
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Abomey appliqué are animated woven cloths from present-day Benin. In ‘African Textiles’, written by John Picton and John Mack, Appliqué is a word used to define ‘the process of adding further materials to an already-woven textile’. The craft was created...
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AKWETE: Igbo Traditional Textile, Made In Nigeria 
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In August 2018, a rather spirited dancer - also known as British Prime Minister Theresa May - wore a custom-made Akwete jacket by Emmy Kasbit. The Akwete cloth is a hand-woven fabric from the Akwete area, near Aba in Abia...
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BARKCLOTH: A UNESCO World Heritage, Made In Uganda
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Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” We saw this with the Bògòlanfini (Mud Cloth) from Mali and it’s ubiquitous with the barkcloth of Uganda. Locally known as Olubugo, the ancient craft comes from the Baganda people of...
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BÒGÒLANFINI: Mali Mud Cloth
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You know it. Your pinterest décor board loves it. It’s the Mali mud cloth. Aka Bògòlanfini. Aka the only time your mother will ever permit the presence of mud on your clothing. [Image: Earth Africa Curio]   Made by the...
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