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Botswana

Deborah Durham

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

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Botswana lies north of South Africa and is extensively covered by the Kalahari Desert. Ethnic groups extend into Namibia, Angola, and South Africa, due to earlier migrations resulting from land degradation or climate change. This fluidity was sometimes reflected in dress; some adopted the clothing of new neighboring groups, while others maintained traditional practices. In precolonial times, peoples such as the Bushmen and Herero wore leather garments adorned with shells and beads. Bodies were de

The Lady in the Logo: Tribal Dress and Western Culture in a Southern African Community

Deborah Durham

Source: Dress and Ethnicity. Change Across Space and Time, 1995, Berg Fashion Library

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