Moussor: 8 majestic Senegalese women in moussor headscarf
From mother to daughter, Senegalese women tie their hair with a muslin scarf. The art of tying this fabric is passed down from generation to generation and has been passed down for centuries in Senegal.
But first of all, what is moussor?
Moussor is a headscarf that Senegalese women wear with their traditional clothing. This essential fashion accessory is usually worn with a boubou. Original and colourful, it makes women look majestic by styling their outfit. It has an aesthetic, symbolic and protective function.
It has different names in Africa. In Senegal and Mali it is called “Moussor”. In Nigeria, it is called “gel”. In the West Indies, it is called “Maré de têt”. In Europe, it is a scarf, head turban, etc..
Symbol and pride of cultural identity.
Worn by our mothers and grandmothers, this colourful fabric is part of African culture and tradition. It is a symbol of the cultural identity of African women. It is a heritage to be cherished and claimed.
There are a thousand and one ways to wear this atypical scarf. You just have to be imaginative and creative. Depending on the way the ends are tied, the chiffon changes shape and gives an indication of the status of the woman wearing it.