Our traditional impression of Arabs is that the man is plain white with a headscarf, and the woman is in a black robe with a covered face. This is indeed a more classic Arab costume. The man’s white robe is called "Gundura", "Dish Dash", and "Gilban" in Arabic. These names are different names in different countries, and are essentially the same thing, the Gulf Countries often use the first word, Iraq and Syria use the second word more often, and African Arab countries such as Egypt use the third word.
The clean, simple and atmospheric white robes we often see now worn by the local tyrants in the Middle East are all evolved from the clothing of the ancestors. Hundreds or even thousands of years ago, their attire was roughly the same, but at that time In a farming and animal husbandry society, their clothing is far less clean than it is now. In fact, even now, many people who work in the countryside often find it difficult to keep their white robe clean. Therefore, the texture and cleanliness of the white robe is basically a judgement. A manifestation of a person's life situation and social status.
Islam has a strong color of fairness, so it is not advocated to show your wealth in clothing. In principle, there should not be too obvious differences between the poor and the rich. Therefore, this plain white is gradually accepted by the general public, but the doctrine will eventually come to pass. It's just the doctrine, no matter how humble, how to dress uniformly, prosperity and poverty will always show up.
Not all Arabs wear this way on a daily basis. Complete headscarves and white robes are mainly concentrated in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, and Kuwait. Iraqis also wear them on formal occasions. The styles of headscarves in different countries are not the same. The Sudanese also have similar clothing but rarely wear a headscarf. At most, they wear a white hat. The style of the white hat is similar to that of the Hui nationality in our country.
The hijab play is different between different Arab countries
As far as I know, when Arab men wear such robes, they usually only wrap a circle of cloth around their waists, and wear a white T-shirt with a base on their upper body. Generally, they don’t wear underwear, and they don’t usually wear underwear. There is the possibility of light loss. In this way, the air circulates from bottom to top. For the hot Middle East, such white reflective and airy wearing is indeed much cooler than denim shirts, and it also relieves the uncomfortable sweating to the greatest extent. As for the headscarf, I later discovered that when the towel was put on the head, the wind blowing from both sides was actually a cool breeze, which may be the effect of air pressure changes. This way, I can understand their way of wrapping the headscarf.
As for women’s black robes, it is generally based on some regulations that have a tendency to "abstinence" in Islamic teachings. Women should minimize the exposure of skin and hair, and clothing should minimize the outline of women’s body lines, that is, looseness is the best. Among the many colors, black has the best covering effect and complements the white robe of men. The black and white match is an eternal classic and gradually became customary, but in reality, some Arab countries, such as Somalia, where women wear It is not mainly black, but colorful.
Men’s white robes are only the default and standard colors. There are many daily choices, such as beige, light blue, brown-red, brown, etc., and can even derive stripes, squares, etc., and men can also Wearing black robes, Shia Arabs wear black robes on certain occasions, and some tall and burly Arab adults wearing black robes are really domineering.
Arab men’s robes are not necessarily just white
Arabs habitually wear long robes, so they can control them freely. Many Chinese tourists who travel to the UAE will rent or buy a set of white gowns to "pretend to be forced". Hanging, there is no aura of the Arabs at all.
For many Arabs, today's white robe is like a suit, a formal dress. Many people customize their first formal white robe as their coming-of-age ceremony to show their masculinity. In Arab countries, men are mostly dressed in white robes, while women are wrapped in black robes. Especially in countries with strict Islamic rules such as Saudi Arabia, the streets are full of men, white and black women.
Arabian white robe is the iconic dress of Arabs in the Middle East. Arab robes are mostly white, with wide sleeves and long robes. They are simple in workmanship and have no distinction between inferiority and inferiority. It is not only the ordinary clothes of ordinary people, but also the dress of high-ranking officials. The texture of the clothes depends on the season and the owner's economic conditions, including cotton, yarn, wool, nylon, etc...
The Arabian robe has endured thousands of years, and it has an irreplaceable superiority to the Arabs who live in the heat and little rain. Life practice has proved that the robe has the advantage of resisting heat and protecting the body more than other styles of clothing.
In the Arab region, the highest temperature in summer is as high as 50 degrees Celsius, and the advantages of the Arabian robe over other clothing have emerged. The robe absorbs a small amount of heat from the outside, and the inside is integrated from top to bottom, forming a ventilation pipe, and the air circulates down, making people feel relaxed and cool.
It is said that when no oil was found, the Arabs were also dressed in this way. At that time, the Arabs lived as nomads, herding sheep and camels, and living by the water. Hold a goat whip in your hand, use it when you scream, roll it up and put it on the top of your head when you don’t use it. As the times change, it has evolved into the current headband...
Everywhere has its own distinctive clothing. Japan has kimonos, China has Tang suits, the United States has suits, and the UAE has a white robe. This is a dress for formal occasions. Even some Arabs who are about to become adults, parents will specially make a white robe for their children as a gift for the coming-of-age ceremony, in order to demonstrate the unique masculine charm of Arab men.
The clean, simple and atmospheric white robe worn by the local tyrants in the Middle East evolved from the clothing of the ancestors. Hundreds of years ago, even thousands of years ago, their attire was roughly the same, but they were in a farming and pastoral society at that time, and their clothing was far less clean than it is now. In fact, even now, many people who work in the countryside often find it difficult to keep their white robe clean. Therefore, the texture and cleanliness of the white robe is basically a reflection of a person's life situation and social status.
The black robe of Arab women is looser. Among the many colors, black has the best covering effect, and it also complements the white robe of men. Black and white
Post time: Oct-22-2021