Saturday, August 28, 2010

Omani Men's Traditional Dress: the Omani Dishdasha

Of course, white remains the most popular dishdasha colour for Omani men, being that the Prophet Mohamed SAW loved that particular colour, but Oman is famous for having very colourful regional garments and that goes for the men as well as the women, and not only the headgear of Omani men varies in design and shade.Beige dishdashas... Cream dishdasha...
Orange dishdasha (worn by the Sultan)...
Sorbet orange dishdasha in Nizwa...
Mauve/pinky dishdasha (hemmed very short)...

Maroon dishdasha...
Lilac dishdasha...

Smoke grey dishdasha...to turquoise.Navy blue dishdasha...
Indigo blule dishdasha...
Baby blue disdasha...
Mint green disdasha...
And olive green dishdasha with flowers (I saved the brightest, most original for last;) ).
There are even black dishdashaa, and pink ones (dear God, the FOOL that tried to hit on me at the airport yesturday was wearing a white dishdasha tailored off with hot pink threads and matching Barbie pink kuma---lol).
The dishdasha is a robe hemmed anywhere from ground length to the mid shin, available in a array of colours (usually cotton fabric). It is distinguished by the short tassel at the neck (which can be perfumed [long rope-like tassels are for UAE or Oman/Bahraimi area]). The threading edging the neck-close and the sleeves might be courdinated to match the man's kuma (hat).

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