Nigerian Traditional Attires Worn on Traditional Marriages
Traditional weddings, are one way Nigerians exhibit their cultural practices and show how rich their cultural history and heritage are. Every ethnic group in Nigeria, have their own special way of dressing when it comes to their traditional wedding.
Much importance has been attached to traditional wedding ceremony, every Nigerian traditional wedding is been celebrated in a grand style, with their colorful attire to make the event memorable.
Nigerians are naturally fashionable people, they normally take on occasions or gatherings like weddings, naming ceremonies, parties or church services to display their beautiful attires.
This article would be focusing on traditional wedding attires, the outfits are made of fabrics that are usually unique to the tribe and have some traditional meanings attached. Some African ethnic group, have similar traditional attire, some of the Nigerian traditional attires are:
For the Igbo traditional wedding, the bride normally wears two George, a blouse to fit in the George and an head gear, all locally made, with beads for beautification, while the groom wears a traditional made Igbo kaftan.
Their brides are known for their usual dress code of Iro and Buba, with head gear to complement it. The groom wears an Agbada and a fila to suit in. It is normal for the bride and groom to go on same color of outfit.
One major attire of an Edo traditional wedding, is their outfit which is made of coral beads, the beads goes round the fabrics of the bride, having a beaded hairdo. The groom complements the attire of the bride by wearing a white native, a beaded cap and a coral neck bead.
In this part of the country, The bride first wears Ofong Ukod Anwang which is a traditional crop top and knee-length wrapper with decorated beads. The groom wears a white shirt, having a beaded jacket, which matched his shoes and hat, a wrapper known as He wears a wrapper called the Usobo and an Okpomkpomon, to complete his outfit.