Hip ScarvesThe one essential part of a belly dancer's costume is something to emphasise the movement of the hips. Originally this was a plain length of fabric - a scarf or shawl. From the 1920s professional belly dancers started to add fitted hip belts. In the 1970s several teachers from the USA combined the two concepts and came up with the tied hip scarf decorated with a mix of beads, sequins, paillettes and fake coins.
These can be a great gift for the bride to be*.
Kashmir has a number for sale.
Please allow to enough fabric left over after wrapping aroung the hips to tie.
Allow at least 30cm.
Alternatively fabric can be sewn into the scarf to tie it.
Prices do not include postage
A-E are made in Egypt. F & G are made in China.
Contact Kashmir if you would like to buy one of these belly dance scarves
* Please check before buying one to use in class. Generally only silent belts are acceptable. For performance, usually a fitted belt is more appropriate.>
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