The Swati tribe was named after king Swati II who became King in 1839 . The Swati traditional attire has either a colourful spear, an animal or the face or the reigning King Mswati. Married women cover their upper torsos and sometimes wear traditional "beehive" hairstyles. Single women sometimes wear only beads over their upper torsos, particularly on ceremonial occasions. Men's traditional clothing consists of a colorful cloth "skirt" covered by a leather apron (emajobo). Adornments on ceremonial occasions include the neckband (igcebesha ), tie (umgaco), and walking stick (sagibo). Royalty wear red feathers (ligwalagwala). Women's traditional clothing consists of an ilihhiya cloth.
Female children age between 3 - 8 years old strings of beads and skirt of grass or