Traditional Clothing of
the Middle East and the Maghrib

Whether you are performing a folkloric piece or setting up a tableau some knowledge of traditional clothing is useful. Although this will necessarily be adapted to stage - using modern fabrics, modifying to enable quick changes, enhancing visibility and drama, and often adjusting lines for a western aesthetic - an understanding of what is being adapted is useful.

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Egyptian man, Cairo 1970.
Egypt - man in gallibaya
Egyptian woman, Cairo 1970.
Egypt - woman's sebleh
Bedouin, 1937.
Bedouin - man in tob
Oman, 1956.
Young girls in thobes

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