Heavily Braided Wrap Skirt
This beautiful heavily braided Xhosa wrap skirt is made with traditional fabric iBayi, which is 100% cotton, it is made in the uMbhaco style, using black shoelace braid, mother-of-pearl buttons and beading, which is done to suit the fabric, but you're welcome to request your own colours. Please include all your measurements so that we can start making your tailor made outfit! This skirt does not include beading.
All products are made to order, please allow 2 weeks for completion of your order.
- Traditionally the wrap skirt is worn together with a Bhayi (shawl), Skhwenkweni (bra shawl), Ncebetha (apron) and Faskoti (apron) to complete the full isiXhosa traditional dress called an uMbhaco set. We offer various sets online too.
- Da Gama iBayi fabric is available in the colours white, cream, red, turqoise blue, black, mustard and orange. We can also make this item in royal blue but the fabric is not from Da Gama.
- Our crafters are highly experienced African Xhosa seamstresses and beaders who work with a range of fabrics and beading styles to bring you contemporary and traditional ethnic clothing and jewellery, only found in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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