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  • n. Plural form of shuka.


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  • Our Maasai guides, who live in dung covered huts and whose tribe measures wealth by the number of cattle, carry their phones along with their machetes under their shukas.

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  • Kenya does have its distinctive fabrics, most notably the checkered or striped shukas worn by the Maasai, the lessos, or khangas, which originated on the coast, and the kikoy.

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  • His new enterprise: a luxury safari lodge named "Saruni" -- six secluded cabins replete with cedar cabinets, cypress floors and sunken stone showers, each with a wide veranda facing the Aitong Hills, with the occasional herd of zebra or waterbuck grazing below among the olive trees, and a staff of forty Maasai, dressed in traditional red shukas and jangling beads, serving as guides, chefs, servants and masseurs.

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  • They were quiet, handsome men, their high cheekbones accentuated by the fire, their lean limbs jutting out of their blood-red shukas, their spears stuck into the ground before them, casting long shadows toward the trees.

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  • The graduation of the girls who will have taken part in the alternative rite of passage, will be held after the run where they will be recognized with certificates, crowns and shukas.

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  • I'm loving their shukas and considering buying one to use as a table cloth for a beach table in Florida. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • These are the men who wear the gorgeous red plaid shukas, elaborate jewelry and carry spears. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • It was an intoxicating, elusive mixture, a contrast that seemed to repeat itself wherever we went: in front of the Mercedes-Benz dealership, where a train of Masai women passed by on the way to market, their heads shaven clean, their slender bodies wrapped in red shukas, their earlobes elongated and ringed with bright beads; or at the entrance to an open-air mosque, where we watched a group of bank officers carefully remove their wing-tipped shoes and bathe their feet before joining farmers and ditchdiggers in afternoon prayer.

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