Pedi traditional wear is synonymous with colour and vibrancy. The Pedi people, much like the Ndebele, are renowned for their bead work, designs and rich colours. Traditional outfits for women vary and can range from calf length skirts, pleated blouses and long voluminous dresses. Doeks or headscarfs also form part of the clothing. Common designs found on Pedi clothing includes; pleats, embroidery or ribbon trimmings. Beadwork is also big for this tribe and often accompanies traditional attire.
Although traditional front (ntepa) and back (lebole) covering aprons for women are no longer worn, modernised traditional attire still has waistcloths that resemble these. These aprons were previously made from strips of animal skin. – Thato Tinte www.zkhiphani.co.za