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24 Aug

CULTURAL GARB 101 : BAATI DIRAC

Hello darlings ? This Baati aka Dirac or "Dera" as most of the non Somalis call it sums up the Somali traditional series. To be honest I didn't think I could pull off this segment but all the messages I've received in regards to this series is overwhelmingly heartwarming and I'm uber grateful to any person who took time out of their busy schedule to just go through my posts and left positive comments ,shared or liked it be it on my social media handles or here on the blog, I sincerely thank you for believing in me and supporting me through all this. Now before I start getting all emotional, lemme get on to this post. Today on the post we are talking...
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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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10 Aug

CULTURAL GARB 101 : HIDIYO DHAQAN

AsalamuAleikum Darlings,So I'm typing this while basking in the sun (had missed how the sun felt on my face ) sipping on some shaa "tea" somewhere in Mandera county, wearing a baati widely known as Dera and boy! does it feel so good in this humid weather. Been a couple of days since I came back to my roots And so far so good Alhamdulillah. I did miss this space of mine so I'm back with the traditional series as promised. Today we shall be focusing on my Somali roots,and truth be told I've never been so nervous about a post as this one. Without further ado lemme introduce you to the Somali traditional garb commonly known as HIDI IYO DHAQAN and often...
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