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Author Topic: A name for...?  (Read 689 times)

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Offline ZeitgeistTopic starter

A name for...?
« on: December 29, 2009, 06:11:43 PM »
The the jewel of a belly dancer's pierced navel? I'm wondering if there is a specific name for that. Perhaps found somewhere in the pages of the Belly Dancer's Lexicon? LOL. But seriously...anyone?

Thanks ;D

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Re: A name for...?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 06:52:45 PM »
http://www.shira.net/costuming/navel-jewel.htm

Apparently, it's not a traditional part of the costume, but a Hollywood way to avoid the scandal of showing a naked belly button.  As such, there is no traditional name other than 'navel piercing'.

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Re: A name for...?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 06:57:01 PM »
http://www.shira.net/costuming/navel-jewel.htm

Apparently, it's not a traditional part of the costume, but a Hollywood way to avoid the scandal of showing a naked belly button.  As such, there is no traditional name other than 'navel piercing'.

Well I'll be damned. Learn something new every day. Interesting, and thank you Oniya!

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Re: A name for...?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 10:08:54 PM »
It was new for me as well. :)

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Re: A name for...?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 10:13:21 PM »
It was new for me as well. :)

It seemed like a plausible idea, not for the reasons Hollywood demanded the navel be covered, but as I would imagine others would think, to draw one's attention! Could even be a 'sign' of wealth for a higher class dancer, in the context of a fictional story. That was how it came to me, my poor and down trodden dancer couldn't even afford a navel jewel! LOL