Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wondrous Words

"When young girls are first learning how to wear a pagne, sometimes we sew straps onto the corners so the pagne can be tied and doesn't fall down if they don't wrap it right. He thought you might need them." Pagne  


[French pan-yuh] Show IPA
noun, plural pagnes [French pan-yuh] Show IPA .
a garment worn by some African peoples, consisting of a rectangular strip of cloth fashioned into a loincloth or wrapped on the body so as to form a short skirt.
1690–1700;  < French  < Spanish paño  clothLatin pannum

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