Tag Archives: Traditional Arabian costumes

Traditional Arabian costumes. Arab clothing. Middle east costume history.

Medieval Arab Moorish robes in 13th century.

Medieval Costume History. Moorish robes. Arabian costumes.

Moorish robes in 1276.

Medieval Arab Moorish robes in 13th century.

Spain. Arab Moorish robes from the year 1276. (From Lapidario of D. Alonso the Wise.) España. Trajes arabes del ano 1276. (Del Lapidario de D. Alonso el Sabio.)

Source: Galería del Arte Decorativo: Enciclopedia Universal de Trajes, Armas, Muebles, Arquitectura, Útiles Domésticos y Ornamentación de Todos los Tiempos. Editor: J. Aleu Fugarull, Barcelona 1824.


A Syrian girl in traditional dress at a spring.

Syrian girl in traditional dress. Traditional Arabian clothing. Arab girl costume

Girl from Syria

A Syrian girl in traditional dress at a spring in 1902.

The picturesque native costume is excellently displayed in this picture.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world, by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.


Arab caravan in the Sahara desert in a Simoom storm.

Arab caravan. The Simoom. Sahara desert. Traditional Arabian costumes.

Arab caravan in the Sahara.

Arab caravan in the Sahara desert during a sandstorm,- The Simoom.

Simoom, Arabic: سموم‎ samūm, is the local term for a sand storm in the North African-Arab region. Originating from the Arabic word translated means poison wind. This already indicates the danger that is attached to this kind of sandstorm. The simoom is partly dust-laden and a very hot desert wind.

From “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.