African Ethnic-wear is inspired by the colorful print fabrics and styles created by the many communities in Africa. The block prints, mud cloth, and colorful dyes typically use a basic woven cotton fabric. The styles fit loose for comfort, though they can be worn with a belt or scarf as a tie belt to add definition. African ethnic-wear and Indian ethnic-wear are two of the most popular regionally inspired clothing designs. These styles are seen in popular movies and in the news worn by dignitaries at international government functions. Museums collect original examples to help preserve the traditions of the cultures and communities with unique styles of clothing from around the world.