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USWomen share photos of traditional Palestinian dresses to celebrate Rashida Tlaib's swearing-in

20:42  03 january  2019
20:42  03 january  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wore a thobe ― a traditional Palestinian dress ― to her swearing - in ceremony Thursday, women responded by tweeting photos of their own thobes in her honor. Tlaib made history as the first Palestinian -American congresswoman and one of the first Muslim women in

Women posted photos with #TweetYourThobe to honor the first Palestinian -American congresswoman, who wore the traditional dress to her swearing in .

Women share photos of traditional Palestinian dresses to celebrate Rashida Tlaib's swearing-in © Twitter @Tkahuk Women share photos of traditional Palestinian dresses to celebrate Rashida Tlaib's swearing-in Women across the country are sharing photos of their traditional Palestinian gowns to celebrate the swearing-in of Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

Tlaib, who is one of the first two Muslim women to join Congress on Thursday, announced last month that she would wear a Palestinian thobe when she is sworn into Congress.

The hand-embroidered gowns are considered one way Palestinian women can show pride for their heritage. The gowns typically represent the city the person wearing the clothing is from.

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As Rashida Tlaib arrived on Capitol Hill to be sworn into the House of Representatives on Thursday, she was wearing a distinctive outfit: a traditional Palestinian thobe, or dress , adorned with the elaborate, hand-stitched embroidery known as tatreez.

Women across America and internationally have been sharing photos of their beautiful, traditional Palestinian dresses , to celebrate Tlaib , who with Ilhan Omar is one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, announced in December that she would wear the traditional ‘thobe’ to the

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Tlaib's decision to wear a thobe on the House floor sparked a wave of social media users to share photos of themselves in the gowns with the hashtag #TweetYourThobe.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, was part of a wave of women who made history in November's midterm elections when she won her race to represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

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Ms. Tlaib , who won a Democratic primary in Michigan, may become the first Muslim woman in Congress. She said her upbringing shaped her political vision. Her mother’ s thobe, a traditional Palestinian dress , hangs in Ms. Tlaib ’ s closet, waiting to be worn at her swearing - in .CreditAnthony

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib . Photo : Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images. When Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was sworn in as the representative for Michigan’ s 13th congressional district

She and Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who will become the first Somali-American member of Congress, will be the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

Omar will be the first person to wear a hijab or headscarf on the floor after gaining religious exemption from the 181-year-old rule barring hats in the chamber.

Rep.-elect Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), one of the first of two Native American women elected to Congress, will also wear traditional attire during her swearing-in, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, will wear a Pueblo dress, silver and turquoise jewelry and moccasins.

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