Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Mushanana is the traditional ceremonial dress of women in Rwanda. Consist of a floor-length shirt with a sash draped over one shoulder, worn over a tank top or bustier.The dress is no longer frequently used as a daily wear, but rather is worn on formal occasions such as weddings, church or funerals.

A traditional hair style consist of  bun decorated with beads and tied in place by two ribbons that pass across the forehead and over the bun, crossing above the ear.

 A comb is placed above one ear beneath the crossing point of the ribbons. This costume is often worn by female dancers in Intore (The most famous traditional dance) 


  1. I just find Mushananas very beautiful dresses. For older women I believe it would be better to wear a blouse with a little higher neck and small fashiobale sleeves. I think the outer garment if made from Sari material it would look beautiful.

  2. mushanana is a very descent attire

  3. lovely style you real
    rock rwandees