Mauritanian Traditional dress consists of yards and yards (5.5 yards) of beautiful tie dye fabric wrapped around the entire body and over the head to protect the people against the sun as well as sand storms of this area of Northwest Africa. The light cotton fabric is beautifully dyed with bold colors, and a group of women in different colors is as beautiful as a cluster of bright butterflies.
The material is being used in contemporary fashions by designers like Rama Diaw in Senegal and Damali, (Brenda Winstead) in Washington, D.C. It can also be used for lightweight curtains or tablecloths.
Dimensions: 4.5 yards by 1.5 yards