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The Middle East, that is, this geography covered with deserts and mountains, starting from Afghanistan to Morocco and from Turkiye to Yemen in the north, has hosted many civilizations. Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Sumerians, Hittites, Romans, Mongols, Medes and many more…. Each civilization brought a new idea and design idea to the culture here. You can still see traces of the old civilization in the items, clothes and jewelry that people use today. More than 10 religions are believed in this geography. Every religion has its own culture, every nation has its own fashion. We researched the most well-known designs of this rich geography for you. You may have seen these items in the Hollywood Middle East movie. Some are compulsory to wear, some are forbidden, some are seen as terrorists, some are seen as brave revolutionaries.

  • Pushi
  • Caftan - Takshita
  • Shalwar
  • Kilim
  • Abaya - Farace
  • Burqa
  • Agal
  • Thawb - Suriyah
  • Headscarves - Hijab
  • Taqqa - Kippah

Pushi - Puşi

Perhaps it is a design adopted by every Middle Eastern people. This pushi, used especially by Arabs and Kurds, became the symbol of the struggle for freedom. In some countries, those who wear it are seen as a potential threat, in some countries they are viewed as revolutionaries. Just like Che’s Black Beret. A woman weared Pusi/Puşi/Pushi

Caftan - Takshita

This outfit, especially worn by Kurdish girls at weddings, is long and consists of various colors. This outfit, with gold attached to it, is also widely worn in Morocco called Takshita A woman weared caftan takshita

Shalwar - Şalvar

This loose, trouser-like garment worn by men living in Middle Eastern villages is usually black in color. It is preferred by the public because it is comfortable. A woman weared salvar shalwar


It is a type of rug that is placed on the floor or hung on the wall in old houses. It is usually handmade. It is now popularly sold on e-commerce sites. It gives liveliness to houses. It is colorful. A handmade kilim that uses by middle eastern

Abaya - Farace

Abaya - Farace is a garment preferred by conservative women. Designed as a single piece, these models are loose-fitting and fall from the shoulders to the ankles. There are many women who prefer this garment, which covers the entire body, excluding the face and hands. It is a traditional dress widely worn especially in the Middle East and Gulf countries. The difference between abayas and abayas is their style of clothing. Abayas are usually a long, black dress, complete with a type of veil draped over the head. After the abaya was banned in public schools in France, dozens of students who refused to change their clothes were sent home. A arab woman weared abaya farace


Burqa is a sheet that is closed from all sides and has a lattice on the face so that the wearer can see the front. It became mandatory to wear it in Afghanistan during the Taliban rule. Although it was released with the new administration, there was no major change in the population. In 2011, France began covering the face completely, such as the burqa and the veil. a burqa weared woman taking video

Agal - Lligadura

Agal is a traditional Arab men’s clothing accessory that serves the purpose of securing a ghutrah on the wearer’s head. This black cord, typically worn doubled, is made from goat hair and ensures the ghutrah remains in place. A arab man weared agal and thawb suriyah

Thawb - Jubba - Thobe - Dishdāshah - Kandura - Suriyah

It has many names. This dress, which is generally worn in the Arabian continent, is mostly white. It is seen that many Arab leaders also participated. Some Kurdish communities have also adopted this dress. It is perfect for a cool stay in the hot Middle East region as it reflects sunlight and is abundant and wide. A arab man weared white agal and thawb suriyah

Headscarves - Hijabs - Turban

The headscarf controversy in Turkey was a 20th and early 21st century controversy about women wearing Islamic headscarves. A headscarf is a scarf covering most or all of the top of a person’s, usually women’s, hair and head, leaving the face uncovered.This also knows as new Muslim Women Fashion. three women weared headscarve hijab turban

Muslim skullcap(Taqqe) - Jewish Kippah

It is usually worn by devout Muslims and Jewish men. The majority of Muslims prefer white. It is with embroidered lace. When used by Jews, there is usually a star of David. There are also larger shapes called Kufi. a jewish man weared a muslim boy weared white taqqa

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