Monday, January 28, 2013
SHANGAAN SHOW OFF
Okay I need to make a correction on the words I used above thanks to a friend who read my blog, Mkateko Baloyi. She said: " I wanted to correct you on the Tshitsonga spelling, it is actually Xitsonga u are probably mistaking it with Tshivenda. En when we are dressed we say we are wearing Xitsonga not shangaan en when we do use the word we say Xishangani mara there is a certain way of saying it. "
So let me rewrite my opening paragraph:
" If you were to ask any black South African person, "What is the most colourful cultural wear?" they will tell you Xishangani which is actually called Xitsonga. They not only have colour but their fabric also has floral motifs." The title "Shangaan Show Off was written just for the ring and emphasis through aliteration of "Sh". No offence intended.
Aplogies to all my Tsonga brothers and Tsonga sisters for misusing and msipelling your cutuaral words. We learn everyday right?
I am not inteding to blog about cultural wear which is what I bog about on www.faithspeaksfashion.blpgspot.com, I wanted to share on this beautiful Shangaan inspired outfit I made for Kentse Madikgetla and a matching outfit for her daughter.
Kentse is not a Tsonga woman but wanted to wear a Tsonga-inspired outfit to honour the Tsonga wedding she was going to attend.