Tag Archives: Traditional Caftan

Medieval Middle East clothing. Persian scholar dress in 1450.

Persian middle ages costume. Iranian Middle east dress. Medieval Persian clothing

Persian scholar

Medieval Middle East clothing. Persian scholar dress in the 15th century.

Gallery:Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.

Traditional Egypt costumes. Bedouin girl, Fruit Vendor, Runner.

Traditional arab cloth for man and women. Egyptian Female dresses with turban, tarboosh, vests, harem pants, Sal Sapik and arabian caftan

Bedouin girl, Egyptian Fruit Vendor, Egyptian Runner

Traditional Egypt costumes. Bedouin girl, Fruit Vendor, Runner in 1850

A Bedouin girl in a shirt-like garment, called “mig wal”. Next to her is an Egyptian Fruit Vendor. She wears a cape or cloak, jilbab, Jilaabah called. Her head is covered by a veil, the niqab.
Right of the picture is an Egyptian runner. He wears a precious embroidered vest. As a headdress he wears a fez or tarboosh called. His long caftan is tied up from his knees to a wide cloth belt.

Traditional Egyptian costumes 1850. Tambourine player, water wearer and servant.

Traditional arab cloth for man and women. Egyptian Female dresses with turban, tarboosh, vests, harem pants, Sal Sapik.

Tambourine player, Veiled water wearer, Servant.

Traditional Egyptian costumes. Dress of Tambourine player. Veiled water wearer and Servant in 1850.

Tambourine player in the jilbab. Veiled water wearer in a chador. Servant with a turban, tarboosh, vests, harem pants belted with a wide cloth that Sal Sapik, (SAL û Sapik “pants and shirt”).

Jewish traditional clothing in Germany, 18th Century.

Jewish Costumes 1700. Tappest, Ephod, Baroque Period Germany, Jewish Women`s dress, Jewish Men`s Clothing

Jewish traditional costumes in 1700

Jewish traditional clothing in Nuremberg 1710. German Baroque Period.

In the clothing of the Jewish population of Nuremberg was in the early 18th Century the traditional caftan out of sight. Instead a jacket worn in the style of the french Justaucorps, with its huge cuffs was. But the overcoat did not belong to of the then fashion, it was an un belted overhang after the pattern of the late medieval “Tappest” that was worn open at both ends.
Approach, he repeated the same pattern that was already centuries before peculiar to the Heidelberg Jews, and looked even more than this, like the old testamental “shoulder gown”, the “ephod”. That it has served as the official dress, can not be assumed, otherwise it would have been certainly not afflicted on his chest piece with the Jewish character. This character, otherwise a yellow ring was here a red heart, red was also the big folds-barett and probably also prescribed in this color. A consistent characteristic of the Jews was the beard, and no one else was wearing a beard at the time, not even the farmer. The Jewish population contributed to this period the hair long, as it was also customary in the peasant population. In the urban population, it was common practice to wear wigs at that time.
Jews who came from outside the city were forced to wear a hood or cowl instead of Barettes. Also had to go after them a woman in the rain cloth at every turn, while the harassed had to pay the unsolicited service itself.

The clothes, which denote the Nuremberg Jewish woman, passed in a long black coat with a collar-like cut from fabrics and a curly black forehead hood with yellow edging and red lining. Otherwise the forehead hood was black only exceptionally. The jacket had a nearly circular cut, as a result he joined the neck well, more or less smooth fell over her shoulders and only downward passed into folds. The great millstone ruff, closely ribbed or placed in large flattened tube folds shared the Jewish with the Christian wardrobe.

Credit: Friedrich Hottenroth 1898.