Traditional Swazi clothing: The Swazi along with many African tribes favors bright clothing with bold designs.
A young Swazi warrior wears the traditional skins (lijobo) over his knee length loin cloth (lihiya). As well as spear, shield with tassels, fighting stick (knobbed stick). Along with the traditional neck, arm and leg bands.
The built up and ochre styled hair of this woman's hair marks her as a married woman. She wears a long skirt made from natural fibers. Unmarried young women and girls frequently wear their hair loose i.e. without hair covering.
Tassels and streamers form part of the costume of a Swazi girl dresses for an initiation dance celebration. She carries a switch and ornamental shield along with traditional head gear, jewelry loin cloth and tassels.