The lambahoany is a traditional accessory that can be worn with traditional hairstyles in daily life and on special occasions. Generally, women wear it under the armpits or at the waist. To wear it is very popular in the coastal areas of Madagascar. Men also wear lambahoany. For example, on the east side of the island, men wear it by tiying it to the waist and shirtless. This is a way of dressing during traditional ceremonies. In western Madagascar, the age factor is also decisive on the way to wear the lambahoany. In fact,  young men wear it as scarf with shorts and shirtless, whereas the older ones carry it on the waist.

The lambahoany is a panel of Malagasy identity cloth. The fabric has existed in Madagascar,before 1904. The lambahoany can be compared to African wax fabrics. But the difference is that landscapes, characters, stories and scenes of life are drawn on this particular fabric. Apart from that, what makes it so extraordinary is the beautiful quote, or malagasy proverb referring to beliefs and realities in Madagascar which is inscribed on. Thus, the lambahoany is not just a piece of fabric, but it also relates a whole culture, a whole story and a malagasy way of thinking.

 

Currently, the fabric remains timeless and even becomes a fashion accessory. It is also a way to unveil and recall the Malagasy identity culture. As far as we are concerned, this is the best article you should have as a souvenir. Indeed, you can wear it by tying it at the hip and around the armpits. You can bring your personal touch by putting on heels or other accessories. You can even wear it on your head or neck, you can invent your own fashion.

 

 

To remember your extraordinary experience in Madagascar, why not dressing your wall with a beautiful lambahoany representing the landscape of your choice and a quote that speaks to you. You can still go far in your imagination by decorating your sofa with lambahoany cushions. This pretty fabric could also make your dining room original by using it as a tablecloth. What you need is just to be creative and you’ll see that it’s the perfect souvenir from the red island. For a while, a Malagasy brand has even turned the lambahoany into a fashionable accessory to make trendy clothes!

Next month on an island, at the end of the world, will take place the whales festival. It’s an event not to be missed because it happens once a year in this paradisiactropical island. This time, Nosy Borahawill celebrate this festival from July 11 to 14, 2019. This blessed island, with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, attracts humpback whalesto breed and raise their babies. Every winter, they migrate southern from July to September and go back to Antarctica afterwards.

The festival is not only created for a purely touristdimension, but also for a cultural and environmental dimension. In fact, all actors of the event will be focused on one thematic: “Humpback whales protection”. A part from that, with the participation of the local population, the program will be well varied. Animations,paradesand the big carnivalwill be on the menu.

Moreover, you will not regret to Visit Sainte-Marie Island, a very appreciated place. The beauty of nature reminds of a paradisiac tropical postcard, especially its lush vegetation, seabed, lagoons, coral construction, an exceptional landscape and diverse touristic sites.