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August 2017

15 Aug

CULTURAL GARB 101 : BACWEYN DIRAC 2

AsalamuAleikum darlings, The Somali culture is by far one vast culture,it doesn't just have one traditional attire but rather many different pieces,this is the second part of the Somali culture dubbed Bacweyn Dirac check out my previous post in case you missed out.     Bacweyn in its literal meaning is a "A wide piece of cloth". The long, light, voile dress made of cotton or polyester fabric is worn over a brassiere and a gorgorad (This is the underskirt that is made out of silk and serves as a key part of the overall outfit).The dirac is usually sparkly and very colorful, the most popular styles being those with gilded borders and/or threads,a garbasaar (shawl) is then used as a head scarf.   It's...
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