If there's one particular culture which I love it's garments, it's the Tsonga culture. I love their bright greens, yellows, cerise pink and blues that are most of the time all mixed as flowers and dots on one plain colour fabric. Like for example, yellow and pink and blue flowers on green.
Growing up when a person wore more than two colours they were said to be wearing Tsonga tradition. But now that I'm grown I love all their colours. These people must be duped the inventors of colour-blocking followed by the Pedi culture. This is one tradition I enjoy dressing up for during our Heritage Month celebration at church.
For Dudu's husband I made him a white linen shirt detailed with a blue Tsonga fabric. I made a matching shirt for their older son and a matching romper for the younger son (one of the twins). For their daughter I made a pink tulle dress with the Tsonga fabric as the top part of the dress.
I made Gloria, Dudu's sister a purple Tsonga fabric dress as she requested but then she was not excited about it. So i made her a blue Tsonga peplum top with a matching skirt. For her 13 year old daughter I made her a tulle skirt which she wore wit a yellow Tsonga top.
|Gloria's daughter carrying Dudu's daughter|
|Cousins in Tulle|
|Sisters and their aunty|
Despite the fact that I worked through out the day till the next day I really enjoyed this project. I don't have to say much as the pictures will speak better than I would write as my husband brought his camera happily
snapped away the beautiful event and people.
|The bride Dudu now dressed in the origal Xitsonga|