Thobe (thawb) – Arabic for garment

Kenn picked this handy guide up when he was in Bahrain three years ago:

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About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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2 Responses to Thobe (thawb) – Arabic for garment

  1. Mutaz says:

    Clearly correct and descriptive of the regions. Especially for womens’ covering.

    Also, I don’t see the Gallab in the Saudi Thobe; which is not only the original Saudi style, but it’s returning in fashion.

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