Nariman Aboud (Lebanon) ناريمان عبود

This is Lebanese bellydancer Nariman Aboud in her heyday wearing one of her trademark ‘criss-cross’ costumes.  A very popular dancer in the Levant, Neriman was originally spotted by Lebanese singer Melhem Baraket and her career started from there.  Later she married singer Wissam al Amir and retired from public performing in the early 2000s to take care of their two children.  In 2011 there was talk of her returning to the dance scene but aside from hitting the dance floor in Jouneih this doesn’t seem to have happened.