Balgha

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A pair of black balghas.

Balgha (Moroccan Arabic: البلغة‎, translit. l-bəlġa), also spelled balga, belgha, or belga, are heelless slippers made from leather. They are part of traditional dress in the Maghreb.

Balgha are worn by men and women of all social classes, both in urban and rural areas.

Sources[edit]

  • Penguin Books, ed. (1 August 2011). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tunisia: Tunisia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 350. ISBN 978-0-7566-8479-2.
  • McLachlan, Anne (1997). Morocco Handbook with Mauritania. Footprint Handbooks. p. 238.