skirt

umbhaco (pl. Imibhaco), married woman's everyday skirt of bhayi fabric dyed with a solution of imbola (shop-bought red ochre). Skirt sewn by hand but the rows of ibleyiti (shop bought black braid) sewn on by machine. Buttons -amagosha. Mother of pearl buttons were formerly used as decoration only by Mfengu. Skirt is secrued by wrapping the right side over the left and tucking the end into the waist

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