For men

Traditional Hausa attire consists of a long flowing gown called a babban riga, which is typically made from brightly colored fabric and decorated with intricate embroidery. The babban riga is usually worn with a pair of loose-fitting pants called harem pants, and a turban or headwrap called a fila.

For women

Traditional Hausa attire consists of a long flowing gown called a hijab or shawl, which is often decorated with intricate embroidery, lace, and other embellishments. Women may also wear a headscarf or headwrap, as well as jewelry and other accessories.

Hausa fashion is also known for its intricate beadwork and jewelry, which are often made from brass, coral, and other materials. These items are often passed down from generation to generation and are considered to be a symbol of wealth and status.

Today, Hausa fashion continues to evolve, blending traditional styles with modern trends. Many Hausa designers are incorporating traditional Hausa motifs and designs into contemporary styles, creating a unique and distinctive look that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Hausa people

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Last updated on February 16, 2023