Can you please post more rwandan and ugandan brides? And do you know why their traditional clothing looks indian?
If you go through the blog you will find i have posted some Ugandan and Rwandan brides and I will post more in the future.
In Uganda, there have been a large Asian community that have settled hence why the Ugandans have been influenced by their clothing however not all their traditional clothing stems from the Indian community.
here are some examples:
A Gomesi (Busuuti) is a colourful floor length dress with a square neckline and short puffed sleeves. The dress is tied with a splash placed below the waist over the hips. The Gomesi is worn at wedding ceremonies during the introduction known as the Kwanjula. It is the most commonly used costume for women in Buganda. There are many variation to the origins of the Gomesi, one such is that the Gomesi existed long before the missonaries and Indians came to Uganda.
When the Indians came to Uganda, they added various fabrics from satin/silk blends and the vibrant colours to the traditional attire.
In Rwanda, the mushanana is the traditional ceremonial dress of women, It consists of a wrapped skirt bunched at the hips and a sash draped over one shoulder, typically worn over a tank top or bustier. The fabric used for the mushanana may be any color and is often gauzy and lightweight to create a flowing effect. Mushananas are no longer frequently used as daily wear, but rather are worn on formal occasions such as to attend church services, weddings or funerals.
Many countries like Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have adapted this style and its also worn on their occasions. :)