The Full Wiki

Jellabiya: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TajMahalbyAmalMongia.jpg

Part of a series on
Islamic Culture

Architecture

Arabic · Azeri
Indo-Islamic · Iwan
Moorish · Moroccan · Mughal
Ottoman · Persian · Somali
Sudano-Sahelian · Tatar

Art

Calligraphy · Miniature · Rugs

Dance

Sema · Whirling

Dress

Abaya · Agal · Boubou
Burqa · Chador · Jellabiya
Niqab · Salwar kameez · Taqiya
Thawb · Jilbāb · Hijab

Holidays

Ashura · Arba'een · al-Ghadeer
Chaand Raat · al-Fitr · al-Adha
Imamat Day · al-Kadhim
New Year · Isra and Mi'raj
al-Qadr · Mawlid · Ramadan
Mugam · Mid-Sha'ban

Literature

Arabic · Azeri · Bengali
Indonesian · Javanese · Kashmiri
Kurdish · Persian · Sindhi · Somali
South Asian · Turkish · Urdu

Music
Dastgah · Ghazal · Madih nabawi

Maqam · Mugam · Nasheed
Qawwali

Theatre

Karagöz and Hacivat · Ta'zieh

IslamSymbolAllahCompWhite.PNG

Islam Portal
  

The Jellabiya (Arabic: الجلابية) or Jelabiya (pronounced Gellabiya in Egypt and "Jehllubeeya" in Eritrea) is a traditional Arab garment native to the Persian Gulf region worn by women as a casual dress or as evening wear depending on the amount of work, complication of design and beadwork. It dates back to the earliest days of civilization in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.

Jellabiyas are also created for and worn by men. However, the latter feature a minimal amount of design and usually come in simple striped patterns or plain colors. Moreover, they are worn almost exclusively as nightwear or house-clothes.

Contents

Variation

Alawite man wearing a Jellabiya, around the turn of the last century.
  • The Casual Jellabiya: This is often a casual garment using a minimal amount of textiles and design.
  • The Evening Jellabiya: Several different mediums are used to create these Jellabiyas. They include, beadwork, embroidery, different stitch patterns, as well as various textiles such as silk, lace and even wool.
  • The Wedding Jellabiya: Jellabiyas worn by the bride at weddings are much like evening Jellabiyas. However, they usually are quite expensive.

Jellabiya Designers

In all countries of the Persian Gulf, several local tailoring shops create a variety of Jellabiyas. Nevertheless, for those who desire a more luxurious option, several local designers create a range of haute couture Jellabiyas. Amina Al Jassim, Kubra Al Qaseer and Waleed Atallah are just a few of the well-known creators of "designer" Jellabiyas.

Jellabiya Brands

There are several brands (or designer labels) for jilbabs appearing in western Europe such Islamic Impressions, Silk Route Clothing and Aab. The Silk Route Clothing Jilbab Brand is more widley known and has greater market penetration.

Islamic Impressions is seen as the more contemporary brand. They have pioneered some of the most exclusive designs in Jilbabs and is fast becoming a famous label known by Muslim Women.

See also

External links

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message