#Stand4Sudan: Invisible histories woven

The Sudanese women’s national dress had emerged in the 1800s, it was called the tobe. The national dress symbolised womanhood, socioeconomic status and served as a platform for women to express their political views when silenced. The video that transitions between tobes made over a revolutionary period. Beginning with the Abu Gigaija because since the 1950s, this style of the white tobe symbolised a working woman and granted entry for women to enter into public spaces. Transitioning to the independence which displays the old Sudanese flag which was popularised by First Sudanese woman to sing for independence in 1956 Hawa Jah AlRasool, ( ) onto the style Khartoum at night expressed the excitement women had to explore the capital city at night.

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