Under African Skies, Sudan + Tanzania

by: Blaine Skrainka

June 27, 2012

Sudanese Tobe
Photograph by J. Carrier

Traditional clothing that survives across generations has to be both fashionable and functional. No place is this truer than on the continent of Africa, a place increasingly considered the next fashion frontier. Pictured above is a woman from Sudan, presumably from the Muslim north, wearing a tobe, a lightweight, embroidered wrap. Below, two Maasai women from Tanzania adorn their brightly colored clothing with beadwork that represents status among a particular social group, and of course, their personal style.

Maasai people of Tanzania
Photograph by Dan Westergren

 

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