This folk dress is typical of the Samburu people of East Africa which means butterfly. In these tribes girls would receive strands of loose beads from admirers. The ideal amount would support a girls chin. By 15-16 a girl should have collected enough for a marriage proposal. Males were also just as decorative as girls.
Portrait of a Palestinian woman, wearing traditional adornment | Just one of the many images that was on display at the Palestinian Estate Exhibition in Johannesburg, 2009, where emphasis was placed on the embroidery and jewellery from the different regions of Palestine.