Information on African Clothing
African clothing has changed over time, however, the greatest impact on clothing began in the 20th century as a result of trading with Western countries. Originally, Europeans and Arabs influenced African clothing, especially in the northern regions. The influence of the Arabian culture continues to be seen in the designs, embroideries, and long robes worn by some Africans in their daily lives. Most modern Africans wear Western-styled pants, shirts, dresses and shoes. Others continue to combine the old with the new, wearing traditional clothing, along with Western styles. Africans living in remote regions wear only traditional clothing that reflect some European contact.