Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Traditional garb of people in the regions surrounding Arabia

The Jellabiya (pronounced Gellabiya in Egypt) is a traditional Arab garment native to the Persian Gulf region worn by women as a casual dress or as evening wear depending on the amount of work, complication of design and beadwork. It dates back to the earliest days of civilization in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.

Jellabiyas are also created for and worn by men. However, the latter feature a minimal amount of design and usually come in simple striped patterns or plain colors.