Traditional clothing from Arabia, Palestine and Syria.

Costume, cuts, Islamic, clothing, Bedouin, sheikh, Druze, Arab, Kamis, bajeh,
Arabia, Palestine and Syria

Plate 14.

Costume cuts and garment forms of

ARABIA, PALESTINE, SYRIA.

  • 1. Arabic women’s shirt “Kamis” from the mountainous region of Yemen. The shirt is made of indigo blue dyed cotton with a speckled sheen, the embroidery is executed in white cotton threads which turn slightly bluish, the neck hole and breast slit are decorated with gold thread and gold border in a copper tone.
  • 2. Distinguished Arab from the court of Isaud. The keffijeh held in place with a silver-laced akal. A light abajeh covers the shimmering undergarment.
  • 3. Arab from Iraq.
  • 4. Shirt robe with pointed sleeves from Palestine. The idea of pointed sleeves has been preserved by the Moorish culture, although much diminished, also in Morocco. (Cf. plate 28, figs. 4, 5 and 6).
  • 5. A woman’s shirt with pointed sleeves from Palestine.
  • 6. Bedouin sheikh from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 7. Young Aneze Bedouin from the Syrian desert.
  • 8. A Druze woman with a headdress, the “tantur”, over which a veil is spread. Modelled on the European hennin in 15th century Burgundy.

Source: Max Tilke.

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