Traditional iBayi Mens Top

  • R 97000


This traditional Xhosa men's top or shirt is made of the traditional Xhosa fabric iBayi, which is 100% cotton in the uMbhaco style. It has braiding in black shoelace braid and the beading around the neck is done to suit the fabric, however you are welcome to request beading in other colours. Please include all your measurements so that we can start making your tailor made outfit!

The shirts are slip on shirts and are available in 3/4 or full length sleeves, and you can choose not to have braiding around the neckline.

All products are made to order, please allow 2 weeks for completion of your order.

Detailed Info

Please note:

  • 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.
  • You are welcome to request more intricate beading, this will cost an extra R150, please submit your design.
  • 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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