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For the Culture: Call me Hembadoon, that Tiv Girl Vibe.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Hello and welcome to my blog.


'U ngu nena' meaning 'how are you?' in Tiv....for this blog post my name is 'Hembadoon' meaning 'the most beautiful' or 'the best' in Tiv.


Tiv is an ethnic nation in west Africa. They are predominantly based in Nigeria and Cameroon.


I made this Danshiki using their traditional fabric known as 'A'nger'....it is traditionally handwoven and usually worn for big occasions or ceremonies.
 

 The Tiv People are strong, hardworking, receptive and hospitable. I know because I have Tiv friends,colleagues and also because I have been working in Benue state, Nigeria where they are predominantly based since 2009.


The women will usually make wrappers (one or two) and head tie with this fabric but I decided to do it my own way by making a danshiki with pockets.


I really enjoyed wearing this outfit....I am already thinking of ways I can restyle it...thinking with mom jeans and mules? what do you think?


I styled it with my shoes from Aldo and purse from Asos....to work on a Friday.


I want to get the Idoma fabric next.....but what to make with it??? thinking......

What do you think of this look? How else do you think I can style this danshiki?

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

2 comments on "For the Culture: Call me Hembadoon, that Tiv Girl Vibe."
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    1. Hello, I don't speak Tiv but I hear your comment has two meanings....hopefully you meant it for the positive connotation so thanks for the comment and for stopping by.
      Cheers.

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