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The Danalee Francesca Boutique

The Creole Dress

$ 80.00

Who said Madras is not sexy??? Introducing The Creole Dress.  It's the perfect item to wear on vacation or for Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day).

A little history, Jounen Kwéyòl
is celebrated in Saint Lucia on the last Sunday of October across the entire island, and has been held annually since 1984. On the Sunday of this week, the various towns chosen to host this festival put out the result of their grand preparations; local dishes and foods such as roast breadfruit, Green Fig and Salt Fish (The National Dish of Saint Lucia), plantain, king fish, Souse (a soup made with pork and often cucumber), fried bake and floats, Accra (a fried dough which contains salt fish), Paime (otherwise known as Conkies) and a famous dish known as Bouillon (fish, chicken or meat stewed with dasheen, yams, plantains, banana and dumplings)". My Culture! Ki peyi moun ou ye? M’soti St. Lisi ????

The fabric used is known as the madras, is named after its place of origin, Madras, India. The origins of the Madras lie in the pre-emancipation days of St. Lucia, when African slaves on the island would don the colourful dress during feast days. Normally a single colour, one piece item, originally worn as a sarong, later becoming a simple tunic with holes for the arms and head, and a simple rope belt. On feast days and special occasions, free women and slaves would wear the colourful clothes, now known as Creole Day. 

Short front with hem hitting knee length & the back of dress is long & floating.  Sash ties at waist. Zipper closure in the back& of course has pockets.  Easy breezy dress to take on your travels.  Available in other vibrant colors, orange, pink, green.

  • Dry Clean

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