Arabian Traditional Dress
Nassar from Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia, as in all countries, climate,
usefulness, and custom influence dress.
wear a ghutra an iqal on their
and boys wear the thawb, an ankle length
piece of clothing which is long and fits loosely.
Athough the thawb covers almost the entire
body, it allows air to circulate freely. This piece
of clothing was traditionally made of cotton, but
it is also made of other kinds of cloth.
and girls in Saudi Arabia wear a long
dress with long sleeves. It is called a
jallabia (or sometimes a
also wear a ghutra an iqal on their heads.
This is a square head cloth with a double circle of
black rope or cord to hold it on the head.
Saudi men and boys wear this head cloth not only
with the thawh, but also with work clothes.
This headcloth comes in plain white and in
red-and-white checks. It is folded diagonally to
make a triangle.
and girls in Saudi Arabia wear a long dress with
long sleeves. It is called a jallabia (or
sometimes a thawh). It comes in different
colors: black, green, purple, blue
and a lot
dress is long so that it can cover every part of
the body because our religion does not allow us to
show any parts of our body. We have to cover
in Saudi Arabia dont wear these dresses every
day now. They only wear them on special days or
when they feel like wearing them, but the Bedouins,
people who live in the desert in Saudi Arabia,
still wear jallabias every single
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