The woven loincloth, a staple of African fashion


The woven loincloth, a staple of African fashion

The woven loincloth is the African textile par excellence. It is steeped in the traditions of many peoples as the fabric of the great opportunities and great ceremonies. Nowadays loincloth woven garments are becoming increasingly rare because of the particularly heavy nature of the fabric. But so far the woven loincloth has not lost its beauty and elegance.

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Weaving loincloth is the work of skillful weavers. The technique used tapa come from the pygmies of Central Africa. Since it has spread throughout the African territory and has somewhat modernized. It is now possible to use four different textile fibers including cotton (most used), silk, raffia and wool. On the one hand, men are responsible for beating the fibers and women to design the grounds before the actual weaving. The design of a woven loincloth can be easily related to a show as teamwork is remarkable.

Auteur/Author: Lucrèce GANDIGB

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