Egyptian Man’s shirt. The Gallebaya. Characteristic garment.

Şal û şapik, Egyptian, traditional, clothing, Gallibaya, kalobiar, Libas, dishdasha, thobe, tarbush
Egyptian traditional clothing. The Gallibaya, Libas, tarbush.


Man’s shirt (kalobiar) gallibaya or galabiya.

Characteristic garment of the modern Egyptian population. Owing to the insertion it is tighter under the arms than that of the following Plate. A variation of the Gallebaya called “kamis”.  The material is black cotton (Winter). Sserual (boxer shorts), men’s trousers, of blue cotton. In Arabia they are called “Libas” (according to Schweinfurt). Cap with blue silk tassel, called “tarbush” in Egypt.

The fez or tarbush is a headgear that used to be widespread in the Orient and the Balkans. It is shaped like a truncated cone made of red felt with a flat lid and usually with a black, blue or golden tassel. It is named after the city of Fès in Morocco.

Tilke Coll.

Source: Oriental costumes, their designs and colors by Max Tilke, L. Hamilton. New York, Brentano 1922.


Note:  Egyptian Dancing Girls. The Oriental Album.

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