Melaya Leff



Melaya Leff

The Melaya Leff is a dance form Alexandria Egypt, it depicts a market scene and the young Egyptian women flirting with the fishermen and market sellers.

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The large black shawl used for this dance is called a Melaya the dancer would wrap and unwrap sha as she flirts with the fisherman and market sellers. The word Leff means wrap.

This is a fun dance not too disimilar to burlesque!

black melaya leff and flower headress