Traditional Clothing of the Middle East
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.
and the Maghrib
You can approach this section in a number of ways:
- If you are interested in the style of clothing for a particular area, then go to the section on clothing by region.
- If you have the name of a garment you can check the glossary of clothing related words.
- If you know the type of garment but not its name you can look at general types of clothing.
This is a work in progress. Check back and see what else has been added.
Young girls in thobes
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