Did you know that in Uganda, where I was born, men wear a long white, ankle length garment called a kanzu (caan-zoo), which has maroon embroidery called omulela around the collar, abdomen and sleeves?
The kanzu is traditionally worn during special occasions including the kwanjula – introduction (aka traditional wedding), burials, weddings, visiting the Royal family etc and is usually worn with a sports coat except during burials. The kanzu was initially introduced into Uganda by Arab traders during the 1800’s and for a few years, it was imported as an Arabic robe before being adopted and adapted by the Ugandans.
Learn something new everyday…
Enjoy this photo from a recent wedding I shot in Kampala, Uganda.