Africa in the minds of ordinary Europeans is a single part of the world, without division into nations and peoples. "Progressive" Europeans can divide the Arab part of Africa. And few of us guesse that the ethnic composition of Africa, such as colorful as the clothes and ornaments of its residents. By the way, just clothes, Africans and find out where you came from. It's no secret that the basis of government in almost any African country are inter-tribal relations. The laws and traditions of the tribes still play an important role in the lives of Africans. So it turns out that the national costumes in Africa can be quite different not only among nations, divided by national borders, but also the residents of neighboring villages.
For many centuries in Africa are that comfortable, and that the easiest way to sew. But often the stitching is "something" was simply nothing. That is why the basic components of the national African dress are either ordinary pieces of colored cloth, or skins of the same colored animals. All this, as a rule, looks very well with a lot of fashion accessories from beads, feathers, bones and all.
For example, the typical representatives of the people vasukuma (meaning "northern people") that lives in the savannas of the southern shore of Lake Victoria, have great respect for the different covers of the skin of animals that come across his arm. It is unlikely that these African natives ever heard of the concept of "unisex" but to distinguish a man's "jacket" from the female, they still refuse. "Moon People" (vanyamvezi) found on the plains in the areas of Tabora, Shinyanga and Mwanza, that not far from Lake Victoria, and people are people, Jagger, with whom you can meet in the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, also choose to cover their bodies entirely fur and leather capes. Moreover, they are on their feet more and tails of animals, considering them an integral part of their national clothes. Clearly, focusing on a hunt, these tribes have not heard anything about the Society for the Protection of Wildlife ...
The second largest nation of Tanzania - Maasai dress, of course, different. In addition, they actively use a variety of accessories to create their unique images.
Maasai - are high thin people.
In the clothing they prefer red colors, and designs of their costumes are much simpler than in Swahili. Matter, which is usually wrapped in Masai, is decorated with either stripes, or cell, where the red color, as a rule, combined with the blue.
But this is not the most important thing in clothes Maasai. Women are just that people hung around the neck world-famous, massive decorations from wire, which over time greatly lengthen the neck, that the Maasai is the first sign of feminine beauty. It is also believed that women's hands Masai designed to be decorated with innumerable bangles. Even men Masai very partial to beads and bracelets, but still showing some gender modesty in this regard.
But do not wear and do not even make the beads "Masaya masala, and ... ears. Children under the age of seven pierced earlobes splinter horn. Then the hole expanding wood pieces. Over time, heavy ornaments of beads or beads retard earlobes to his shoulders. And it is believed that the more Masai diverted earlobes, the more beautiful and respected.