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A sash is just a belt

Is a sash just a belt without a buckle or is a belt a buckles sash? Traditionally both were used to hold up or hold together clothing .


Kisibiro belt

Note the evolution of the sash in Uganda from its utilitarian use to its morphing into a decorative              sash called the Kisiburo, an integraral part of the Gomesi, Ugandas national dress.


Sistas rocking the Gomesa with Kisibiro belt


…..and this is how we roll

A similar example is the world famous obi sash used on the kimono, the national dress of Japan

utilitarian obi circa 1300 -1600 only the academicians know for sure l


what a difference a couple of centurie

Do know that men wear obi belts too….or that Serge Mouangue created an Afro fusion line of  Kimonos using capulana or kitenge  denominated Wafrica…and we can’t ignore our Japanese ladies  showing off  their those super delish obi sashes.

The  use of sashes or belts  deviated from its  utilitarian purpose to become a lucrative fashion accessory by adding a finishing or decorative touch to mens and womens clothing , they are made from many different materials, sustainable and synthetic.

Taibo Bacar  haute couture and Nivaldo Thierry are two well known international brands here in Mozambique. There are many respected artisan brands such as Enjoy Mozambique, Nbonguile, Chadis amongst others ….and shortly Dabanga Jewelry/#dabangalicious is adding herself to the list.



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Artists on the loose or Aventuras em Suazilandia

After having worked our creative arses off and vending our crafts during the Holiday season it was time to take a brea;, so that’s what we did leaving  our beloved Maputo and cherished husbands behind. on our way to Swaziland and a visit to the amazing House of Fire, craft markets and stopping at any place that looked interesting….

We had such a great time that I want to share it with Dabanga Jewelry, Maos de Africa, Saraba and Astrid Sugler fans and friends…..Enjoy and check out our pages on FB


Artists on the loose or Aventures in Swaziland


aventuras em Swaziland

Luisa Jafar artists on the loose Dabangalicious

Luisa Ramson Jafar of Maos de Africa is  travel ready as well as Ruth Banon, of Saraba eu Dabanga of Dabanga Jewelry and Astrid Sugler .




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On our way, enjoying the eye candy landscape, and Ms. MOO MOO  of course.   We arrived in the middle of African traffic, no explanation needed for that I’m sure LOL






Dabanglicious Artistas em suazalandia

Close up of that booty shot lol


Dabangalicious artists on the loose in Swaziland Dabangalicious, Saraba , Maos de Africa, Astrid Sugler

Here in Mozambique we are used to highly seasoned food, in Swaziland  not so much, but  hey change is good : )

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Ruth Banon of Saraba, chowing it down


QUEEN for a minute !

Dabangalicious-artists on the loose-Luisa Ramson Jafar-Dabangalicious

Luisa Ramson Jafar of Maos de Africa Queen of the Selva ~! lol

Dabangalicious'house of Fire -artists on the loose

Well it’s Tchau Swaziland, we really enjoyed you, especially Gone Rural, House of fire and the Candle factory . . . . .

Artists on the Loose-Dabangalicious-Saraba-Maos de Africa-Astrid Sugler                                                            MOZAMBIQUE OYE!   There is no place like home : )