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What clothes did WEST Africans wear in the 9th centery AD?

Asked by max (95points) April 25th, 2008

Hi, before the Europeans came to Africa and before extensive contact with the Arabs, what did West Africans wear on their body? Did they wear clothes, what was their clothing made of, how much of the body did it cover?

Right now, Africans have a very flamboyant clothing culture, with the big head ties of the women and the white gowns of the men. When did this start?

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There’s some information out there… the best I could find was here:
I hope that helps!

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