- Minnie Dlamini has revealed the meaning behind her stunning traditional maternity dress
- The dress was handmade and designed by Asanda Madyibi and featured strong elements of the Zulu culture
- The dress has Zulu tradition literally woven into it and even reveals the gender of the baby
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Minnie Dlamini is expecting a bundle of joy and has revealed to her fans the good news. She did it in style and broke the internet in the process.
She revealed that she was expecting by wearing a traditional outfit which was handmade and designed by Asanda Madyibi.
The dress featured strong elements of the Zulu culture and now she has revealed some of the meaning behind her stylish dress.
"I had so many ideas of how I wanted to reveal my pregnancy and as usual I was looking for something that hadn't be done before. In the attempt to pay respect to my culture, I did some research on how a Zulu pregnant woman looked like back in the day. Our culture is so rich with amazing clothing, patterns, colors and designs, all of which have symbolic meaning. For example the hat a woman wears symbolizes that she is a married woman," she wrote.
She also shared that the colours of the dress reveal that bay's gender:
"The clothes she wears symbolizes whether she is a girl, a woman, a wife, or a mother to be. The patterns on a maternity apron determine many things, among which is the sex of the baby," she winked.
She finished her explanation on Instagram explaining the importance of the picture being taken in her garden.
"In this image shot in my backyard, to represent where my child will be raised, I'm dressed in a bespoke Zulu pregnancy apron called "Ingcayi" hand made and beaded by @asandamadyibi. Historically the hide would have been a gift from my father in law from a hunt. The beadwork and design would have been handmade & gifted to me by mother in law with messages and symbols of the family lineage almost like the western family crest."
"I'm so proud to show off my culture in a time where so much creativity and evolution has made us look at the art instead of the rich cultural meanings behind the items we fashionably wear today. I am and always will be a proud Zulu woman," se concluded.
In other Minnie-related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on the pure joy that she is experiencing thinking about becoming a mama.
The TV personality has been on cloud nine thinking about the arrival of Baby Jones. Minnie has been pretty vocal in the past about motherhood being part of her future and it looks like all her pregnancy dreams are coming true.
Minnie is expecting this bundle of joy with her hubby, Quinton Jones. The pair got married in 2017 and she announced her pregnancy as the perfect birthday gift for the soon-to-be father of her baba.
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