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Kofia in Zanzibar

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Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig
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  • Swahili
  • Kofia
  • Kleidung
  • Costumes
  • Ddc:496
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

There are many different traditional costumes in the world. In Zanzibar, a Swahili man is said to be fully attired when he puts on an embroidered cap, locally known as kofia ya viua or just kofia, robe (kanzu) with a coat, and sandals taking a Swahili name of makubadhi. The Kofia is round-shaped with a flat top, adorned with embroidered designs all over For convenience of simplicity in classification kofia are divided into two main groups, simple designed and complex-designed caps.

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