Dressing Up Soninke Style
"Dress Yourself Up To Create Beauty Where You See None!"
PHILOSOPHY BEHIND –DRESSING UP SONINKE STYLE
Life can be hard, not merry always but beauty can bring back the sunshine to even the dullest of all places. It might not solve the problem, but it makes traversing through it easier.
WHY AND HOW 'DRESSING UP SONINKE STYLE' IS CELEBRATED ?
Africa is a difficult place to live in. The vast deserts, the strong heat of the sun and difficult conditions of living are not easy to deal with. The men spend their entire day travelling through the desert in search of a living while the women await the arrivals of their men. In all the difficulties and hardships, the women dress up in traditional clothing, adorn themselves with jewelry and create their happiness by wearing good clothes and feeling good about themselves.
The Soninke style of dressing is vivid, colorful and full of beauty and joy. The women, not being burdened by the hardships their men face, enjoy the dress-up game and welcome the men back home with smiling faces. They seek their happiness in the small pleasures and adorn themselves with traditional clothing and jewelry and enjoy the attention that they get from their partners. The African tribes seek their happiness in the little pleasures and immerse in joyfulness with their colorful attires.
IMPLEMENTATION OF 'DRESSING UP SONINKE STYLE' IN OUR DAILY LIFE
You Are What You Wear!
Clothes are an expression of your personality and your moods. So never let any trouble affect you and whenever you feel life is letting you down, play the dress up game to instantly lift your spirits. Wear your best clothes, put on that red lipstick you reserved for parties and even dig into your jewelry box for that exquisite piece you never get a chance to wear.
This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)
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