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Peaked Shoulders of Baganda Dress

22 Mar 2007

Peaked Shoulders of Baganda Dress

The main characteristic of the traditional Baganda dress, gomezi, is the peaked shoulders and long sleeves. A gomezi are made to measure. Although ironing makes the puff stand straight, it will not stand if the woman is wearing a borrowed gomezi or one that has not been measured and tailored correctly. The gomezi or basuti is a valued cultural symbol of Baganda women in Uganda. Photo courtesy of D.Dirks.Copyright 2007


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