AR002 – Arab Costumes – miiostore Costumes Singapore
Loose fit. Fits 160-185cm S-3XL size
miiostore’s Fitting Index
Fitting: Loose / Standard / Slim / Tight
Stretchability: Non-stretchable / Slightly Stretchable / Stretchable / Very Stretchable
Softness: Slightly hard / Medium / Soft / Extra Soft
Thickness: Slightly Thin / Standard / Thick / Extra Thick
The thawb is commonly worn by men in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and other Arab countries in the Persian Gulf. It is normally made of cotton, but heavier materials such as sheep’s wool can also be used, especially in colder climates in Iraq and Syria. The style of the thawb varies slightly among the various regions within the Persian Gulf. The sleeves and the collar can be stiffened to give a more formal appearance. Other names may be used for this garment. In Souraqia (Syria) and Oman, dishdasha is the most common word for the garment; in the UAE, the word kandura is used. In Morocco, the sleeves tend to be much shorter so that the thawb may seem more like a long T-shirt and is locally called gandora. The neck also tends to be more open than in its Saudi counterpart and, along with the breast pocket, is often embroidered. It might also lack buttons altogether.
The term thawb is also used to refer to similar women’s garments. The traditional Palestinian woman’s long tunic is called thawb. Another example is a very long, oversized woman’s garment with a heavily embroidered front panel and billowing back, also known as a Khaleeji dress, which is most commonly seen in the West[where?] worn for performance of the Saudi women’s social-style dances, in which manipulation of the large thawb is a key component.
This garment is also known as Kanzu in Swahili, and is commonly worn on the Swahili Coast by Swahili men.
|Arab World||Arabic dialects||Thawb|
|Syria, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq||Syrian Arabic, Omani Arabic, Kuwaiti Arabic, Iraqi Arabic||دِشداشَة (Dishdaashah)|
|UAE||Emirati Arabic||كَندورَة (Kandoorah)|
|Maghreb||Maghrebi Arabic, Berber||Gandora, Djellaba, Aselham|
|Somalia||Somali||Khamiis or Jelabiyad|
|Iran, Pakistan||Farsi, Urdu||جُبّه (Jubbah)|
|Afghanistan||Dari language, Pashto||Perahan|