The dish-dasha is a garment worn by men. It is worn over long white trousers.
Males cover their heads with an embroided cap called a ghafiya.
The ghafiya is covered with a folded square cloth called the keffiyeh. The keffiyeh is held in place with a double black coil called an aqal. Usually the keffiyeh is white but some men like to wear a red and white checkered one.
The bisht is worn for ceremonial occasions. Very important men have a gold trim on their bisht.
In winter months the heavier camel hair or wool cloak, the fahrwa, is worn.
When women are out in public they cover themselves with an abbaya. They can be made from cotton, nylon or silk. The abbaya is often decorated with embroidery.
The women cover their hair with a black scarf. This is called a hijab. The pattern embroidered on the scarf is the same as the one on the abbaya.
Some women cover their faces with a veil. Most wear the long black veil which just leaves their eyes exposed. It is called a niqab.
Long ago women wore a colourful kaftan. Rather than a veil they wore a battula which covered the nose and mouth.