I don't know where I heard it, but I know there are people who used to or still refer to Khanga as Leso somewhere along the East African Coast...Zanzibar? Mombasa? or maybe it's one of those old swahili words that were lost somewhere in time...it's a very cool word..
|Ben de LISI necklace ~ Viatuzi|
|Skirt and Blouse ~ made by Subira Wahure, Heels ~ ZARA via SassynClassy|
I wish I had gotten better pictures of this look, my pphotographer today was an old security guard hahaha #bloggermadness so this was the best we could do...how I wish these Khanga za siku hizi didn't fade/bleed colour so easily after every wash *sigh*...someone told me I should rinse them in salty water to preserve the colour...too much work but I will give it a try...
These are some of the pieces done for me by Subira Wahure, check out her blog HERE who also made this kitenge blazer I wore HERE ...these are actually a blouse and skirt by the way not a dress! and they are made from two different Khanga's (Gifts from Mama), I loved these two vibrant girly prints so much I had to have them done and pair them together, and they blend so well!!! The blouse is actually this Khanga Peplum top worn in a previous post HERE...I just tucked in the Peplum part for today's look