Bellydance poster: la danse des oulads naïl
|Poster "cigarettes Melia"|
photographic paper 29x39 cm
Hand coloured photo
More on Algerian Nailates - the Ouled Nail tribe
The dancing style of the Ouled Nail is slightly different from common bellydance. Shoulder shimmies and twisting movements in the hips were the main style elements.
The naylates wore the money they earned sewn onto their headdresses as you can observe on this poster.
Between the 1930s and 1950s the coins disappeared from the dresses. The Ouled Nail accepted more and more paper money.