Traditional Egyptian Clothing, Bedouin
Clothing, Galabeyas & Accessories.
Presenting a collection of cultural Egyptian and Bedouin
clothing consisting of Galabeyas, Shawls, Head Scarves and Jewellery.
Galabeyas are long flowing
loose dresses with deep armholes and wide sleeves often decorated with silk
cords. This style is comfortable, cool and modest for both the climate and
culture. Galabeyas are usually only worn outside the home by women from
country villages and Bedouins however, many city women wear cool cotton
galabeyas to relax in their homes and often more elaborate styles for
entertaining. These can be made from the finest silk or velvet and
embroidered with jewels. Bedouins have worn galabeyas for many centuries
and these are usually made from black or blue cotton embellished with
contrasting hand-embroidered cross-stitch. The galabeya is perfect for a
nomadic life style and the desert climate allowing any breeze to circulate
whilst retaining its practicality and modesty. The geometric embroidered
areas of the galabeya are on the chest, sleeves and above the hemline.
Galabeyas for special occasions can be made of silk or brocade and worn with
lovely Bedouin jewellery usually silver. The galabeya is traditionally
worn with a headscarf or veil arranged and folded to form a headdress combined
with, but not always, a fast cover often decorated with a variety of coins,
embroidery, beading, jewellery and tassels. The burqa is not just a
religious custom but also a practical one to protect the woman's face from the
heat, wind and sand. Men also cover their faces in the desert
environment. Married women wear a piece of black cloth on their forehead
called an 'asaba'. Shawls are also embroidered with contrasting
cross-stitch and sometimes a loose jacket called a jubbe is worn over the
galabeya. It should be added that Traditionally the Egyptian or Arabian woman would
never dance in any of these cultural dresses (Galabeya's). However, it has
been seen on a very rare occasion by professional dancers in Egypt.
Black cotton Bedouin
style galabeya with a colourful hand
embroidered cross stitch pattern.
Colors and styles vary.
Similar to above pic but with
longer 3/4 length sleeve and
detailing down the front centre
instead of around the hem.
Galabeya featuring lots of embroidery
work with rows of cords at neck
and sleeves with attractive
featuring front split
with traditional long sleeves.
Patterns vary. Contrast Detailing.
Green, Blue or Olive Green.
Galabeya featuring multiple
silver sequin trimming around neck,
and on both side
3/4 length sleeves.
Pink/Silver - Crepe or
Egyptian Cotton in Pink, Rust or Red
Long sleeve cotton gallabeya
and ribbon pattern.
Square neckline and embroidery
at end of sleeves.
with red, green and gold cross stitching finished in gold roping.
Highly decorated gala.
Plain coloured gala
cording work in matching
small split at the bottom front
and traditional long sleeves.
Plain white gala.
Casual Daftaan Thobe.
Lovely style. Super soft material.
Genuine Arabic Gala.
Imported from the UAE.
Mandarin Collar, Chest Pocket.
In Stock - White only
Size 56 - 142 cm length, 117cm chest
Authentic Bedouin Galabeya
In Stock - colour as above
Solid neckband with attached Bedouin style engraved
Handmade by the
Bedouins in Sinai.
Traditional Bedouin Necklace.
Double leather neckband with
two rows of black beads joined together
with Bedouin style medals and decorative silver joiners. Handmade
by the Bedouins in Sinai.
Traditional face-cover, originally worn
by the Bedouins for protecting
faces from the harsh sun/sand.
Made from chiffon with rows
and a cross-stitch headband.
Maroon/Silver & Gold,
Traditional yashmak using coins
and coloured plastic beads.
assorted colours and styles.
Black/Gold & Silver
Traditional Arabic Kafiya.
Camel Brand. Kafiya/Shemagh Scarf.
Comes with Black Igal.
(rope for keeping in place)
Red/White or Black/White
|Embroidered Pants Set
ladies embroidered pants set.
White with white embroidery
White with turquoise embroidery
vest and pants with traditional style buttoning
and baggy crotch and cord/rope embroidery. Drawstring pants.
Buttoned ankle cuff.
21” measured flat (waist)
42” measured flat pant leg length
24.5” measured flat across the vest.
Black with Chocolate. $86.00
Cross stitch across forehead
in back and red.
Covered in coins, bells and beads.
ties at back.