Tag Archives: Traditional Arabian costumes

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

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.

Berber from Algeria, North Africa. Moorish nomads.

Traditional costumes Berbers from Algeria, North Africa. Moorish nomads.

Berber from Algeria, North Africa. Moorish nomads.

Berber from Algeria, North Africa. Moorish nomads.

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

Ar-Rifa’ min Ar-Ruku’, or Inclination. The life of Muhammad.

Ar-Rifa' min Ar-Ruku'. Traditional Arabian muslim prayer costumes.

Ar Ruku, or Inclination.

Ar-Rifa’ min Ar-Ruku’, or Inclination. The life of Muhammad.

From the book: “The life of Muhammad the prophet of Allah”, by E. Dinet and Sliman ben Ibrahim; illustrated by E. Dinet.

An Arabian woman in traditional clothing and jewelry.

Traditional Arabian costume. Arab woman clothing and jewelry.

Arab woman

An Arabian woman in traditional clothing and jewelry.

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.

A Bedouin sheikh wearing burnoose.

Bedouin sheikh burnoos, burnouse. Traditional Arab costume.

Bedouin sheikh in burnoose

A Bedouin sheikh wearing burnoose.

An excellent example of the dark Caneasian type.

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.

Christian and Arab clothes 4th to 6th Century.

 Woman, man and boy. Clothing of the Middle East. Arab women clothing. Arab men clothing and weaponry.

Christian and Arab clothes 4th to 6th Century.

Christian and Arab clothes 4th to 6th Century.

Top row left: Clothing of the early Christians. Woman, man and boy. Right: Clothing of the early Christians. Women, girls and scribe.
Bottom row left: Clothing of the Middle East. Arab women clothing. Right: Arab men clothing and weaponry.

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.