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The Xhosa Traditional Attire are the dresses worn by Xhosa men and women to represent the rich Xhosa culture and tradition. The Xhosa Traditional attire is considered to be one of the most elegant and beautiful traditional dresses in South Africa.
The Xhosa people commonly wear a plain white (or occasionally red) wrapper also known as an isikhakha or imibhaco. The designs are symbolic in nature, taking different shapes and forms depending on the occasion to symbolise a person’s social status, seniority, marital status or if they are the new wife or have had a baby. A woman wearing a long Imibhaco or Isikhakha skirt with no slit in front, together with a marriage bib and two beaded aprons is a widow. The more elaborate the headwear, the more senior the wearer. Modern Xhosa Dresses will give a hint of most of the above and carry a bearing to the traditional wear.
African fashion trends have been evolving constantly over the years and they have also transformed Xhosa Traditional Attire greatly, but nothing has changed the beauty of these traditional Dresses. The rich African heritage of textile and ethnic elements associated with Africa are displayed intricately in the latest Xhosa Traditional dresses. Recently, the fusion of Western style with traditional African elements has resulted in the creation of trendy modern Xhosa designs. Modern Xhosa Men's Clothing, Xhosa Wedding Dresses, Xhosa Makoti Attire are some of the most fashionable African outfits available today. This is shown in the headdress and dress of the wearer.
The Xhosa people are also known for their beautiful beadwork which is an important part of women's traditional clothing. Long necklaces of beads, with collars of multi-coloured beads are worn around the neck, as well as beaded arm and ankle bracelets.
Older Xhosa women smoking decorative pipes made from wood is a familiar sight in some areas of the Eastern Cape. The pipes are usually decorated with beads