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Street Selleres of Capulanas

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An Explosion of Colour

It's impossible not to see them since the wonderful cotton fabrics are spread all over Baixa, in the neighbourhood of Maputo. The vendors of 'capulanas' (cuts of fabric worn as skirts by the Maputo women) carry their goods on their heads from one place to another, and are always surrounded by clients. Watching these women cluster around the fabrics is a fascinating experience. They don't normally speak Portuguese, but Ronga and Shangaan. The capulanas are incredibly beautiful and a spectacular quality of cotton. The designs are endless with vibrant colours. They are cheap, so you can't avoid the

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