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.


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