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Cloth of Colour

The clothing here in Mwanza varies from traditional kitenge to modern t-shirts, however regardless of the dress code it tends to be bright and colourful. Clothing combinations which might seem bizarre in the UK, somehow work here, Here are a selection of some of the clothing we have seen here in Tanzania.

This week we held the annual school Fashion Show on the theme Africa of the Future. Students designed and modelled outfits made from Masai Cloth or Kitenge Cloth. For obvious reasons photos here obscure the identity of the students, but nonetheless show off some of the colourful designs.

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Since we have been here we have opted for some of the Tanzanian designs ourselves. Kitenge cloth is relatively cheap as it the labour of a fundi (tailor) to make clothing for us. Some examples below.