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From the deviantart of Majnouna. She says "these are the layers making up the dress in the 16th century... I left out other hairdos, though. Maronites for instance wore a striped turban, and Jews a red cap with a rounded peak (they used to wear yellow turbans so large the Turks ended up forbidding them to wear turbans altogether). Ottoman influence is obvious from this time on, but the sherwal is not a Turkish borrowing – rather the reverse, as it came from Persia centuries earlier."

Dabke(Arabic: دبكة‎); also written as "dabka","dabki", "dabkeh", "debke", "debkah", "debki", "debka" is a modern Levantine Arab folk dance of possible Canaaniteor Phoenician origin. It is popular in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Syria. A line dance, it is widely performed at weddings and joyous occasions. The line forms from right to left. The leader of the dabke heads the line, alternating between facing the audience and the other dancers. Source…

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