August 16, 2016
On this day my love Tem made for me these beautiful AFRICAN DANCE PANTS (SHOKATOES or DABAS) for me. We love to go dancing and for that I never feel comfortable in skirts or denim or tight fitting pants so I love the harem styles but want something with more of a African heritage flavor. These pants are just the thing. These were made from an fabric made in Africa.
Shokatoes-Male dancers wear loose fitting pants called “shokatoes” or “dabas” that, like lapas, keep with African dance tradition and give the dancer freedom to move with ease and add flair to African dance movements. Females can wear them too.
It doesn’t have to fit exactly - it’s a one size fits all. In African dance all body types are accepted. In regard to the size, the Shokatoes and Dabas make dancers feel more comfortable about themselves. It gives them a sense of protection. And it makes for a great fashion statement too!
I have written about HOUSE dancing before on the blog. I love calling it an aerobic workout sport. But really it is so much fun. I like the freedom of boots and pants like these. Tem surprised me with them and I love them. I love them so much because he makes deep deep deep pockets to hold my keys and cell phone and a bit of money. The items won't fall out of my pockets. On this day we spent the day at the park. We were at veterans memorial park. This was the first time baby girl was with us and she enjoyed herself immensely.
If you are in Chicago on August 27. A flee market called the Fleek Market will be going on. Tem will be there with more of theses styles. Stop by our table if not to purchase just to say hello. The Fleek Market unlike a lot of flee markets has free entry. Thrift in Time, House of Tem and Jewellery maker Amaya will be selling our wears as a united team. Yep it will be a family affair.
Shokatoes Custom Made -House of Tem (H.O.T.) Tem's House
Hand jewelry -Amaya
Cold Shoulder Top
Neck Piece Garage Sale
Shoes thrifted long ago
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