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26 Jun

CULTURAL GARB 101 – NUBIAN

Asalamu Aleikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu and Eid Mubarak darlings!
So I’ve been MIA on the blogosphere and anything that is social media for the past month…call it Sabbatical leave if you may, that’s what I’m calling it anyways.
Yea,decided to follow my own advice and just stay away from social media and all that comes with it partly because it was Ramadan and I needed to take full vantage of the month and also just to prove to myself that I can actually survive.
Long story short, I’m back guys and excited to announce this-I’m starting a new series that I have not really decided on the name yet but it’ll be something close to this  “Traditions” here I’ll try showcasing different cultures and their way of dressing and how you can make it modest. We all are about that modest life,yea?
The first to be featured is this Nubian Traditional attire, before I talk about the dress lemme just air some sentiments (lol) I’m afraid this maybe my number one and best look of the traditional series,haha I’m not so sure if I can top this afterwards, But a girl gotta try,right?
This look was made smooth courtesy of my good friend Toma Abdul if it wasn’t for her I’m telling you, I would have just wrapped up everything and turned out like a sack of potatoes, I kid you not!
First of all, Nubians are the real OGs when it comes to their culture. Tying all this around and coming out as fabulous as this needs patience  my people, personally I’m an impatient person and if something doesn’t come out right as I want and need it, I just give it up. So basically, this was a piece of work, and if you wanna try this darlings and you’ve got no patience at all,please get  someone to help youout,preferably someone with the knowledge of how to do this unless you want to end up looking like a ‘hobo’ (lol)
The dress consists of 3 beautiful pieces( A Gurbaba i.e. The cloth beneath the dress, This is basically a wide cloth that’s tied around the waist as a skirt fastened with a belt or a long-thin piece of cloth to hold it in, A Gumas (The skater dress usually worn on top of the Gurbaba) and finally A Mendil (the scarf used to cover part of the head, shoulders and the rest of the body, It’s mostly a light chiffon fabricThis attire is then accessorized with Suk Suk (A Nubian name for the bracelets and anklets worn with the outfit)

This look is normally worn to weddings and/or special events but you might find some Nubian women especially the older ladies wearing the attire almost daily as a sign of cultural identity.I’ve always admired the Nubian culture and it was truly an honor to try this outfit out.

Thanks for stopping by, Love and Love.
I’m hoping you got inspired and that you can now try different outfits from different cultures InshaAllah.
Also you can Leave your thoughts down below on what you thought about this outfit.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY @mohabig on INSTAGRAM
STYLED BY @biniyanubi on INSTAGRAM
HEELS BY @backyardshoez on INSTAGRAM

 

Nasra Nuralain

Hi,I'm Nasra. A self-taught designer and entrepreneur. Somali|Kenyan Modest fashion Blogger. Get inspired to be cover up Bookings & enquiries -Email on abdulnasra11.na@gmail.com

13 Comments
  • Darmi kadida

    You set yourself apart and stand out, by doing it different from others.Nice Move Nasra
    The look is just Superb…….the collection is appealing.

    June 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Anjelina Smith

    Looking lovely in the Gurbaba darling and I must agree it totally needs patience. Nice piece of work Mashallah,you nailed it. Waiting for the the other cultures In Sha Allah.

    June 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Jack Mutinda

    This is just stunning,simply breath taking. I loove

    June 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Salmadeck

    Man this look is simply amaizing.u be going far love!
    Ps told u najua inaitwa gurbaba lol

    June 27, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Leshimpiro

    Beautiful as always my love! You’re such an inspiration.
    Keep going hon.

    June 30, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • khadija

    beautiful….kip on kipping on inspring young muslim ladys

    July 18, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Racha nasteha

    MashaAllah beautiful as always 😘

    August 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply
  • Beryl

    Very simple yet Classy..good job girl

    August 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm Reply

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