OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Although many West African women are turning toward Western-style apparel, the majority favor brilliantly colored African fabric designs that are often created to make a statement about social conditions, religion or political events.
"African women are very coquettish, and we love to dress up and we like to transmit a message," said Franceline Qubida, a journalist and filmmaker in Burkina Faso. "We are sending messages to society and to our husbands, or to the other wives of our husbands."
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