Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chitenje Fashion Shoot






Chitenje: A two meter piece of fabric worn by Malawian (and other African country) women usually around the waist to protect clothes from dust and dirt. Also used to bopa babies (carry babies on their back,) worn as head wraps, or made into traditional wear (outfits.)

106 Ways to use a chitenje:
1. “Chimbutzi is Occupied” Indicator
2. Apron
3. Baby Carrier
4. Back Pack
5. Back Scratcher
6. Banana Hammock
7. Bandage
8. Bandana
9. Barf Bag
10. Beach Blanket
11. Bed Cover
12. Belt
13. Bib
14. Blindfold
15. Body Wrap
16. Boxing Gloves
17. Bus Window Blind
18. Camera Hider
19. Capture the Flag Flag
20. Cat Hammock
21. Chalkboard eraser
22. Changing Screen
23. Clothesline Panties Cover-Upper
24. Coaster
25. Collar
26. Computer Anti-Scratch Protector
27. Couch Cushion Fort Roof
28. Curtain
29. Diaper
30. Dirt Guard Clothes
31. Dish Towel
32. Door
33. Door Block
34. Do-Rag
35. Dress
36. Dust Rag
37. Ear Muffs
38. Fabric for Formal Wear
39. Feminine Pad
40. Fire Smotherer
41. Fire Starter
42. Flag
43. Fly Screen for Food
44. Flying Ant Catcher
45. Fume Mask
46. Furniture Cover
47. Gag
48. Goat Whip
49. Group Advertisement
50. Head band
51. Head Cushion
52. Head Towel
53. Hood
54. Ineffectual Parachute
55. Lamp Shade
56. Last Resort Toilet Paper
57. Laundry Bag
58. Leash
59. Light Diffuser
60. Make-shift tent
61. Mat
62. Matador Cape
63. Mess Wiper Upper
64. Mop
65. Napkin
66. Oven Mitt
67. Pack Padding
68. Partition
69. Patch
70. Pet bed
71. Pet Carrier
72. Picnic Blanket
73. Pillow
74. Political Party Indicator
75. Poncho
76. Puppet Show Theatre Curtain
77. Rain Guard
78. Robe
79. Rope
80. Scarf
81. Screen
82. Seat-belt
83. Sheet
84. Shelf
85. Shirt
86. Shopping Bag
87. Shower Curtain
88. Skirt
89. Sling
90. Smoke Signal Definer
91. Splint Hold
92. Strainer
93. Super Hero Cape
94. Sweat Band
95. Table Cloth
96. Tissue
97. Toga
98. Tourniquet
99. Towel
100. Tug-of-War Rope
101. Turban
102. Usipa Net
103. Wall Hangings
104. Warm/Cold Compress
105. Wrap
106. Wrapping Paper


P.S. Last photo by Tyler Barriger

3 comments:

onelahv said...

WOW! Briana, your blog is amazing. Not sure how I missed it before, but I'm excited to peruse it. You are an incredible photographer. I'm thrilled you're able to capture not only Malawi, but beloved Misuku! If you are ever in the DC area either on leave or after your service, I'd really love to meet. All best best, xox Sarah

anant verma said...

i was surfing blogs and landed up here...must i loved the pics. especially this one. will be following your blog. really inspiring.

Helene said...

Truly amazing photographies!