Monday, February 3, 2014

Carribean traditional dress: miss Wob Dwiyet, Dominica

Dominica is a lush green mountainous island located midway down the chain of Caribbean Islands east and south of Puerto Rico. The national dress of Dominica is the ‘Wob Dwiyet’.  

The dress is believed to have originated from Southern France and that style of dress became popular in the French West Indies towards the end of the 18th century. Today, Dominicans and other Caribbean islands take pride in wearing the dress on special occasions such the independence celebrations.  

The last Friday before Independence is Creole Day and all Dominicans will wear at least some variation of the national dress.

Both part of a set of 13 permanent stamps depicting species of lizard found in Dominica: the Golden Skink (left) and  Vincent's Least Gecko (right). 

(Thx a million Olga!)


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