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Ladies in Gambia (Africa) wear very modest clothing

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:39 am
by sofiya
If you think that all the Africans barely cover their body (like with loin-cloths), you’re wrong. Despite the heat, Gambians, for example, cover most of their bodies. The traditional costume of Gambian women is very modest. It is called “grandmuba” – an ankle-long dress with long sleeves and an undergarment. A lot of people in Gambia are religious, many of them are Muslims, and so they behave themselves discreetly, and wear modest garments. Women often cover their heads, not only bodies.

By the way, Gambian men also use a garment similar to grandmuba. It is a long robe with long sleeves called “kaftan”.

Re: Ladies in Gambia (Africa) wear very modest clothing

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:27 am
by Violet
Didn't know about grandmuba. I thought all Africans wear loin-cloths and wrap-around cloths as a folk dress

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