Glossary of terms (clothing, accessories, names of objects and stitches)
- Aba (عباءة)
- Aba Bidi
- Men's cloak made of sheep's wool
- Adhyah (عظية)
- Jazan dress worn second day after wedding
- Aghabani (اغبانى)
- Kind of machine embroidery
- Akakeez (عكاكيز)
- Fabric covered tubes embroidered with pearls, part of the Madinah bridal headdress
- Bayrum (بيرم)
- Hudheyl Tribe, women's square shaped headdress
- Bukhnuq (بخنق)
- Bani Sa'ad tribe, Harb tribe, and Rashaidah tribe, a woman's headdress that has an opening for the head and the length of the rest of the fabric hangs in the back
- Burqu’ (برقع)
- Face mask
- Daqlah (دقلة)
(Hijaz) Men’s overcoat, tailored, straight cut with Chinese collar and six buttons.
Worn: formal occasion white, worn under the jubbah and depending on the fashion of the day ¾ length or long.
(Najd) Like an overcoat criss cross cut with side tie.
- Foutah (فوطة)
- Ghutrah / sumadah (غتره صماده)
- Square cloth headdress worn by men could be referred to as 'kuffiyeh' in the northern regions
- Hat’tah (حطه)
Rashaidah Tribe, square shaped women's headdress
Jazan region, Jabal Fifa hat for men and women
- Iqal (عقال)
- Rope like head-band worn by men and women to hold headdress
- Iqal women
- (Harb, Sulaym some Taif tribes) Rope like band used to hold headdress
- Jubbah (جبه)
(Hail) Overcoat (open and criss-cross cut)
(Hijaz) Straight open overcoat with no buttons can be any colour (beige, grey, brown and for the evening dark colours)
- Jubbah Aghawat (اغوات)
- Jubbah for eunuchs
- Kanteel (كنتيل)
- Embroidery with gold or silver thread
- Khoray’aan (خريان)
- Small coloured glass beads
- Koofiah (كوفييه)
- Cap for men to wear either alone or under other headdress
- Madaarij (مدارج)
- Silver tubes part of Madinah bridal headdress
- Maqtoo’ (مقطوع)
- (Najd) men’s thobe with large triangular sleeves
- Marbat (مربط)
- Rashaidah Tribe, women's headdress
- Massar (مصر)
- Sulaym Tribe, women's headdress
- Massar Mutallal (مبصر متلل)
- Jizan region, a triangular women's headdress embroidered in gold thread
- Mataweeh (مطاويح)
- Bani Sa'ad Tribe, women's headdress
- Men’s Aba
- Meyl fabric (ميل)
- Jazan Chiffon fabric embroidered with gold thread in a bird / peacock motif. Used to come from Aden but now comes from India and Pakistan
- Mijaan (ميجان)
- Bani Sa'ad Tribe, women's headdress
- Milayah (ملايه)
- (Hijaz) outdoor wrap of two fabric widths sewn together to form a large square. Worn over the head to envelope the body for women to go out. Imported from either India or Indonesia and could be silk or cotton. It stopped being in use around the 1950’s
- Misfa’ (مسفع)
- Rectangular shaped headdress for women
- Muarraq (معرق)
- Hijaz men's undershirt
- Mubaqar (مبقر)
- Thaqeef Tribe, women's thobe from Al-Shafa area
- Mudawarah (مدوره)
- Hijaz, Western Region, women's square gauze headdress
- Murowdin Thobe
- (Najd) men’s thobe with triangular long sleeves
- Musaddah (مسدح)
- Hudheyl woman’s thobe with overall tie-dye design
- Naoorah (نا عو ره)
Name of flowery design on hand woven traditional Syrian textile
Ref. Mr. Hisham Nokta, Souk el Khayattin, Damascus 2004
- Qamees (قميص)
- Jizan region tulle tunic for elder women to wear over the dress
- Qarqoosh (قرقوش)
- Women's headdress, sits like a hat but has a train in the back that reaches the shoulders. It is used by the women of the Harb Tribe and the Taif region Tribes.
- Qiladah (قلادة)
- Jazan women’s necklace
- Qina’a (قناع)
- Harb tribe, large rectangular women's headdress
- Qubqaab (قبقاب)
- Slipper usually a flat surface elevated on two platforms used for the bathroom. Could be wood or silver
- Ridayah (رداية)
- Woman’s headdress
- Shambar (شمبر)
- Hijaz region, triangular piece of fabric or crochet part of women's headdress
- Shayah (شايه)
- Hijaz men’s coat with criss cross tie worn over the thobe and under the Jubbah. The shayah can be white, striped, or printed and worn optionally with a cummerbund
- Mens vest to wear over thobe
Underwear for women
- Tafashah (طفشة)
- Asir region large straw hat for men and women
- Tal’li (تلي)
- Embroidery with flattened gold or silver thread
- Robe for men, women or children
- Toor (تور)
- Tulle thobe from Najd
- Ukwah (عكوة)
- Jazan, Jabal Fifa men’s iqal
- Usabah (عصابة)
- Jazan women’s triangular gold embroidered headdress
Bani Sa'ad tribe a woman's head band
- Wizrah (وزرة)
- Sarong men and women
- Zaboon (زبون)
- Name of Hijaz ladies’ dress worn under thobe
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