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Nata toddler wears the traditional Makgabi

Posted Dec 02 2008 3:07am


This cute Nata toddler is showing off his Makgabi.  The Makgabi (type of loin cloth) wraps around the waist and has dozens of braided strings hanging down 5 to 6 inches to cover the child.  The Makgabi is great for kids as it gives them coverage yet allows them to use the toilet when they need to and prevents the need for diapers.  Thanks to the parents of this little one who allowed the photo to be taken and shared.  It is mostly parents in villages or remote areas that still use the Makgabi.  Nata is such an interesting place as we still have the strong culture and traditions yet access to modern things like the internet, cell phones and satelite TV.  Like the rest of the world, we are surrounded by change.

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