Traditional Maldivian. Photo by Shifaz Huthee “One did not simply put on a Dhivehi Libaas. It was a symbol. The outspoken celebration of a girl becoming a woman. To wear one was to show pride in, and embrace one’s feminine-hood. Worn only on special occasions like your wedding ceremony or in the presence of royalty, boavalhu elhi libaas was the ultimate image of beauty and perfection among Maldivians.”
Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE. She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.