Boubou Haafsa

  • Sale
  • Regular price $149.99
Fast processing guaranteed!

The simple and comfortable to wear Hafsaa boubou consists of its boubou and scarf. Made of muslin and wax.

Color: Black
Range: Tall
Style: Sexy Clothes, With an Ankara Touch
Fabric: Ankara/Wax
Gender: For Her
Material: Ankara, Mousseline
Occasion: Evening wear, Wedding and ceremony

Connection to Africa 🌍

Woman wearing a boubouThe tradition of the boubou is old, and can be traced back to as far as the 8th century.  Its origin lies with the clothing worn by the Islamized Tukulor (Toucouleur), Mandé, and Songhai peoples of the great Takrur and Ghana empires, and 13th century Mali and Songhai empires.  In West Africa, the nobles of the different people were already wearing a garment more or less similar to the actual boubou.  The different patterns in the embroidery already had precise meanings which varied for different ethnic groups and regions.  The rest of the population, in majority craftsmen and farmers, wore garments similar to tunics for the upper body, and a wrapper or baggy trousers for the lower body.