Strange and unpopular photos of African fashion styles

In the fashion world, Africa also has their space. Still, not much is known about the fashion of the great and mysterious content—overview of some strange and unpopular photos of African fashion styles.

Photos from different tribes, or sometimes the most remote corners of the world, allow you to learn about the most unusual and unexpected fashion trends. In this article, we will focus on African tribes and the peculiarities of local fashion.

African long hair hairstyles

Eembuvi - weighty thick braids to the heels
Eembuvi – weighty thick braids to the heels

Among the women of the Mbalantu tribe from Namibia, a hairstyle called “Eembuvi” has been popular for centuries – weighty thick braids up to the heels. To acquire such braids, girls stop cutting their hair at the age of 12, and for their hairstyles to grow more intensively, they apply a mixture of finely crushed tree bark and oil to their hair.

Well, very long hair of Mbalantu tribe from Namibia
Well, very long hair of Mbalantu tribe from Namibia

When the hair reaches a certain length, they begin to braid them. They simply put the braids into unimaginable hairstyles. It was after the world first learned about African hairstyles that African braids became popular in the 90s.

Men in “tights”

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Fashionale groom from the African tribe Hamar.

A man from the Hamar tribe must jump over 10 cows without ever falling to obtain permission to marry. They wear their best clothes for the wedding, as this event is considered very important.

Tights for real men of Hamar
Tights for real men of Hamar
African fashion style of hamar
African fashion style of hamar

At the same time, the grooms cover their feet with green paint made from special clay, which is very expensive. This is how a kind of green tights are obtained. The groom’s friends can only use white clay.

Bottlecap wigs

Bottlecap wigs
Bottlecap wigs

The Dasanech people collect Coca-Cola and beer caps from Omorate bars and make wigs from them.

Little fashion-girl on bottlecap
Little fashion-girl on bottlecap

Dassanech has always been a nomadic pastoralist. However, despite the age-old traditions of cattle breeding, now their main occupation is growing crops on the swampy banks of the Omo River.

Hairpins

Hairpins
Hairpins

The Bena and Hamar tribes have a lot in common. Once a week, the bens go to the market in the town of Key Afer, where they put on their best clothes. At the market, they buy up cheap utensils that are brought here from China.

Ben’s teenagers love to combine age-old traditions with modernity in clothes. Although, adults are gradually starting to do the same.

Ngonah Yaya

Ngonah Yaya, from Kenya, I'm a content writer and Author on Afinik.com. A graduate with a Bachelor of Education Arts in English and Literature, University of Nairobi, Kenya Check my article here on Afrinik. Email: Ngonah@afrinik.com

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