Metouali Woman of the B'kaa Valley

Printed calico makes the gay everyday costume of the Metouali peasant woman who works in the fields as well as tends her home.

The long fitted pantaloons with their wide ruffle flaring out over the ankle are the most distinguishing feature of the costume. The dress itself is of the most simple, long-sleeved style. It is practical for the working woman since it reaches only slightly below the knees. It can be furthered shortened by tucking it up into the ruffled apron she wears. The apron and pantaloons usually contrast with the dress.

The Metouali woman's headdress is a black veil tied around the head with a folded scarf. She usually goes barefoot.


Metouali Woman of the B'kaa Valley


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