Around the world, clothing and adornments distinguish people and cultures. Often an observer’s first hint about the people wearing them, clothes can reflect tradition, spirituality, and utility–or simply fashion’s ephemeral nature and widespread influence.
Here, a Sudanese woman wears a traditional tobe, which wraps around the body. For more images of global fashion, visit the new gallery at NationalGeographic.com’s Travel site.
Photograph by Jason Carrier