Generally speaking, for most Africans, there is a strong desire not to forget who they are even as they embrace all sorts of Western ways. Wearing traditional clothes is one way of remembering, embracing and demonstrating to others who they are. You can usually tell which tribe someone comes from by what they wear.
Great pride is taken in traditional clothing, of course for the city folk, dressing like this usually happens on special occasions but in rural areas it is not uncommon to see some people dressed in traditional clothes on an ordinary day.
The Matsamo Cultural Village is VERY touristy, but I will admit I enjoyed my afternoon there.
There are those who don’t like the fact that indigenous cultures are loosing their heritage because of globalization. The way I see it, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the best of both worlds 🙂
As you may have noticed I have made some changes to my blog I figure since I am preparing for some drastic changes in my life my blog might as well show it 🙂 hopefully in the next post I will share with you what is about to happen.