Chagossian women’s sega costume comprises a headscarf (konde), and a skirt (zip) which opens at the front and flares out when the dancer twirls to reveal a flared petticoat (zipon). The dancer wears a second petticoat (zipon) underneath, which is straight and does not flare out, so that her legs are concealed even when she twirls.
Bann fam Sagos ena zot prop labiyman tradisionel pou dans sega. Zot kouver latet avek enn mouswar ki apel konde, enn zip ki ouve devan kouma enn levantay kan dansez fer enn pirouet pou montre so zipon fer karousel. Li port enn deziem zipon andan ki drwat pou ki so lazam rest kouver mem kan li fer pirouet.
In this film, recorded at Tilgate Park in Crawley, Berthe Tiatous shows girls how to put on their dance costumes and teaches them to dance Chagossian sega, accompanied by performers from the Chagos Tambour Group in the UK.