The name Dashiki is derived from the Yoruba word danshiki which means shirt. It is usually worn with a hat called "Kufi" or "Koufia", and a pair of pants called Sokoto which is the Yoruba word for trousers.
PHOTOS OF DASHIKI
The grand boubou/bubu is a flowing wide sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa, and to a lesser extent in North Africa. It is known by various names, depending on the ethnic group wearing them: agbada (Yoruba, Dagomba), babban riga (Hausa), k'sa or gandora (Tuareg) darra'aMaghrebi Arabic, grand boubou (in various Francophone West African countries) and the English term of gown. The Senegalese boubou, a variation on the grand boubou described below, is also known as the Senegalese kaftan. The female version worn in some communities is also known as a m'boubou or kaftan.
SEE IMAGES OF BOUBOU AND KAFTAN BELOW