6 sparkling African women in manjak loincloths
African culture is a real treasure that must be cherished and passed on from generation to generation. Africans should be proud of the wealth of their tradition. Because they are the fruits of strong, ingenious, fighting and courageous people. Often they forget that. But take a good look around and you will observe that Africa is the most beautiful continent in the world.
In a few words, what is the loincloth Manjak?
Manjak loincloth is a beautiful traditional African fabric that comes from the manjak people. They are found in Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Gambia, Ethiopia and Cape Verde. It is a cotton fabric made manually by a loom. Soft, supple, thick, the Manjak loincloth, which is also called “Bléénj”, is an unequaled beauty. According to legend, it was a spirit that taught a Manjak man from the village of Kalëkis to weave.
When should you wear it?
This traditional clothe is worn during holidays and major celebrations. That is to say at a baptism, marriage, birth or funeral. Men and women tie the homemade loincloth around their waist. Depending on age, region, this fabric is not worn the same way. Colors and patterns vary by age. And, they have their own meanings. Aware of the wealth of their people, many miss contests are organized to reveal the beauty of this traditional fabric. Gorgeous young African women dress in manjak loincloth.
Nadège Mendy Miss manjaK 2017
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