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Mauritania and Western Sahara

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Mauritania and Western Sahara/Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic occupy a large region in northwest Africa on the edge of the Sahara Desert, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahel. For centuries, trade, migration, slavery...

Fashioning People, Crafting Networks

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...This chapter considers the malaḥfa (Mauritanian veil), exploring the multiple meanings of this garment.I have followed the guidelines from the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies for Arabic transliteration. See...