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The Kabyle dress has been worn for centuries by Berber women in the towns of Tizi Ouzou via Bejaia or even Bouira.
Each village and / or region has its specialty (color, embroidery ...).
With its bright and shimmering colors, traditional Kabyle outfits brighten up and make the woman shine with a thousand lights.
This ancestral dress has survived the ages, it has also inspired a large number of artists, poets and painters.
Today, the Kabyle dress finds a new lease of life, it opens up to the world and its craftsmen no longer hesitate to be inspired by other creations.
It becomes lighter, its embroidery is finer and finer. But this new version is not ready to dethrone the traditional dress which remains the must in weddings.
Source: Dziriya & Wikipedia
Variable from one region to another, and from one tribe to another, the originality of the Berber bride's outfit lies in the specific aspect of the hairstyle and the opulence of the jewels which adorn the whole body. whole.
Made of cloisonné silver with enamel, amber, pearls or seashells, they are often as voluminous as they are spectacular.
Draped in a long piece of white cloth, the young bride accumulates headbands, earrings, imposing necklaces skillfully layered on the chest and large silver fibulae.
Beyond the purely aesthetic aspect of this set hides above all the desire to protect oneself from the evil eye.
Source: Culture Cherifienne
The houli also called fouta, melhafa or h'rem in some localities is a traditional dress worn mainly by the women of Djerba in Tunisia.
It is also used in other localities in southern Tunisia such as Médenine, Tataouine and Ben Gardane.
The woman to whom a party is dedicated, especially for her, a few days before her wedding, often wears this costume embellished with gold jewels, which are in a way her dowry and which will constitute her heritage.
Source: La sultane mag & Wikipedia
The melhfa chaoui is a traditional dress which, in the past, characterized the women of the Aures region.
This coat, which was often dark in color, consists of a long dress with over it a sort of short cape held on both shoulders by two silver fibulae.
Thanks to brighter colors, this ancestral dress is experiencing a renaissance today and is increasingly popular with future brides.
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