A garment for both men and women that covers only the lower half of the body. Some are full and gathered at the waist. Others are wrapped.

Most commonly worn in Oman and Yemen (women and men both wear a wrapped version (futah)), Morocco (women - very full worn over drapped garment), by Kurds in Iran (both men and women) and by Sufis (tanoura). Tanoura is also the name given to a version of Sufi whirling performed as entertainment as seen in Egypt in 2003.

Oman 1956.
Festival, Oman 1956
Yemen 1952.
Yemen 1952
Yemen 1979.
Fisherman in skirt,
Yemen 1979
Kashgal, Iran 1950.
Kashgal, Iran 1950

Other general types of clothing:

unmodified lengths    cloaks    sleeveless tunics    skirts    men's headwear    women's headwear

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