zulu

 

south africa
06.06.18
zulu

Zulu are strong and authentic warriors , they are the biggest ethnic group in South Africa . 11 Million people living in villages which , still today, have no electricity or running water. They paint there pages to protect from sun and , mostly important , they always smile. Despite their simple and strict way of life , their dresses are an important and not negligible ornament , as for all the tribes of South Africa and of the African continent in general. Their dress rich of meanings and symbols , are different according to the various moments of life , to the rank, to the status. In the past married women used to cover upper part of their bust with a cloth: nowadays fashion has advanced, and it’s much more comfortable. The most icon symbol is still today a hat circle form , called izicolo. It’s made , according to tradition of grass and cotton , measures till one meter height and is very useful to protect from sun. For Zulu men outfit is very essential , disregarding status and traditional dresses are made of animal’s skin and feathers. As this people strongly admires leopard , kings wear cloths made only of the skin of this wonderful feline , so that they can be recognized whether they go.

 

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