Zulu Traditional Clothing for Women

Clothing of South African Zulu Tribe Women


  • Women never wear anything revealing and their garments generally have very conservative colors.
  • Most zulu women wear full-length dresses that come in a variety of styles.
  • For formal events like weddings and religious celebrations, women commonly wear a dirac.
  • Traditionally a married woman will wear a scarf on her head.
  • The head would then be covered by a scarf or sometimes a wrap.
  • Some conservative Muslim women, in keeping with their Islamic beliefs, wear a burqa
    in public which is a garment that covers their entire body from head to foot.