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 .
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.
A similar example is the world famous obi sash used on the kimono, the national dress of Japan
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.
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
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 .
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
Close up of that booty shot lol
Here in Mozambique we are used to highly seasoned food, in Swaziland not so much, but hey change is good : )
Ruth Banon of Saraba, chowing it down
QUEEN for a minute !
Luisa Ramson Jafar of Maos de Africa Queen of the Selva ~! lol
Well it’s Tchau Swaziland, we really enjoyed you, especially Gone Rural, House of fire and the Candle factory . . . . .