Islamic culture and religion is associated with magnificence and
great values and this gets manifested in their clothing styles. Modesty
in fashion seems to be dominant characteristic of Islamic clothing,
especially for women. Islamic clothing can be divided into two types:
The Abaya is a loose black robe or an overgarment from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women. It can also be explained as the traditional form of Hijab /Jilbab. The Abaya covers the entire body and the traditional Abayas are black in colour. It is worn along with a niqab or a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes). Long black gloves are usually worn to cover the hands under the Abaya. Abayas are either designed as a large fabric draped over the shoulder or the head or it could be a long black caftan.
A boshiya is an Islamic full black veil which is meant to cover the face completely including the eyes. It is worn with an Abaya or other Islamic outer garment. It is made of a large square thin, cotton gauze material which ties at the top and is worn from the top of the forehead and covers the entire face. It is less opaque than the traditional niqab and can be lifted up to expose the face.
A Burqa is a loose outer garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women. It is worn over one's clothing like salwar kameez or other dresses. The cap may or may not be embellished with embroidery and the fabric covering the eyes is usually made of net material.
A Chador is a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim women. It is essentially a full length fabric that covers the head and open at the front. And the ends can be wrapped around the waist or just held by the hands.
A Hijab is a headscarf worn by Muslim women; concealing the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face.
A Jilbab is a long, loose garment worn by the Muslim women. The modern jilbab essentially covers the entire body except for the face, hand, feet and head. However, it is teamed with a scarf to cover the head. More recently, the international sports brand Nike has introduced the athletic jilbab which allows women to play volleyball while retaining the modesty of Islamic clothing.
A Niqab is a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn as a part of the sartorial hijab. This form of Islamic clothing is most popular in Arab countries as well as in North Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
While performing prayers; men are required to wear a head covering like a kufi or turban although this is not absolutely necessary. While on visiting the hajj, a special pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina; men are required to wear special pilgrim robes which comprises of two pieces of unhemmed white fabric.
A Bisht is a traditional Arabic men's cloak which is usually made of wool and worn over the thobe (an ankle length garment). The Bisht material is quite soft and is available in black, beige, brown, cream or grey colours. This garment is worn for special occasions like weddings, Eid or Friday Prayers etc.
A Kaftan is an Islamic clothing for men which is essentially an ankle length cotton or silk cloak. The kaftan is buttoned at the front, has long sleeves and is usually worn with a sash. They may or may not be embellished with embroidery on the front or the sleeves. However, in Morocco kaftans are also donned by women.
A thawb or thobe is an ankle length garment worn by Muslim men with long sleeves and resembles a robe. It is usually made of cotton or even sheep's wool.
The keffiyeh or ghutra is a traditional headdress worn by Muslim men made of cotton cloth which is folded and wrapped around the head in different styles. It I best suited hor hot and dry climates like in the desert to protect oneself from the sun and dust storms.
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