Kenyan Clothing
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  • 1. Kenyan Clothing
  • 2. Compare the way people are dressed in this picture to the waypeople dress in the United States, India and China.
  • 3. The majority of Kenyans dress similarly to the way we dress in theUnited States. Many men dress in suits and ties. Women will oftenwear a skirt and blouse or a shirt on top with a khanga wrappedaround her like a skirt.
  • 4. Describe the fabric (khangas) the women are wearing in this picture.
  • 5. You might notice that the clothes the children are wearing aresimilar to clothes you wear.
  • 6. Many of the clothes that Kenyan people wear come from theUnited States and Europe.
  • 7. Each school has a uniform. Girlswear a blouse and skirt or adress and shirt. Boys wear pantsand shirts, all in a specifiedcolor.
  • 8. Some tribes have kept their traditional dress and life style. The Masaiare probably the most well known tribe out of the 70 tribes in Kenya.
  • 9. The men are famous for wearing a red-checkedshuka (Masai blanket). They often carry aspear and/or a wood ball-ended club.
  • 10. When males become ‘morans’ (warriors), around age 14, theytraditionally dye their hair red with ochre and fat.
  • 11. Masai women typically wear large colorful,plate-like bead necklaces that they make,and khangas.