Melhfa (Lafaya / Toub / Dampé / Tiyyab )

Melhfa (sometimes spelt Melfha, Melafa, Meulfeu, or Mlahef) is is celebrated by many African cultures as the epitome of modesty, elegance and grace. Across Africa, this cultural stable is referred to by many names including Dampé in Mauritania & Mali; Lafaya in Northern Nigeria (Arewa), Niger and Chad. In Sudan it isn’t uncommon to hear it referred to as Toub or Tiyyab.

What is Melhfa (Lafaya / Toub / Dampé / Tiyyab )

The Melhfa (Lafaya / Toub / Dampé / Tiyyab ) is a long rectangular cloth, with a typical dimension of 4meters x 1meter. The cloth is skillfully wrapped in a way which cover the wearers head and body.In the dry hot regions of Africa, Melhfa serves as a means of protection from the harsh weather. This is because the Melhfa is traditionally made from natural fabrics such as Cotton. You can shop Melhfa at Sonjiki.  All the Melhfa from Sonjiki drape beautifully to create a flattering silhouette. Go ahead, display your true elegance in our beautiful and versatile Melhfa.

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