Arab Dress: A Short History: From the Dawn of Islam to by Yedida Stillman, Norman Stillman

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18-19 and the sources cited in the notes on p. 122. 14 Cf. Jerome, Epistola LXIV, 11; and also Thesaurus Linguae Latinae III (B. G. Teubner: Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1907), p. 207, and the sources cited there from the fourth through early seventh centuries. 12 12 chapter one so many items of Islamic attire, it was worn by both sexes. It ranged from mid-thigh to full length and could have long or short sleeves. The opening for the neck was round unlike the square-cut thawb and could either be slit down the front or not.

The #im§ma of J§hilÊ and early Islamic times was probably not the composite headgear of the medieval and modern periods consisting of one or two caps (ã§qiyya or #araqiyya and/or qalansuwa, kul§h, or ãarbåsh) and a winding cloth, but merely any strip of fabric wound around the head. Georg Jacob has suggested that the later turban is a synthesis of Arab and Persian styles. , lxi. 25, 51. Georg Jacob, Altarabisches Beduinenleben: nach den Quellen geschildert (Mayer and Müller: Berlin 1897), p. 237.

I, p. 120; and for other dictionaries, see Edward William Lane, An Arabic-English Lexicon, III (Williams and Norgate: London, 1867), p. 1200. 23 “What article of clothing did the Prophet like best? ” See for example, al-Bukh§rÊ, ‘aÈÊÈ, Kit§b al-Lib§s, b§b 18; Muslim, ‘aÈÊÈ, Kit§b alLib§s, ÈadÊth 33; al-TirmidhÊ, Sunan, Kit§b al-Lib§s, b§b 43 and 45; Abå D§wåd, Sunan, Kit§b al-Lib§s, b§b 11; and elsewhere. For the qamÊß as favorite, see Abå D§"wåd, op. , b§b 3; and al-TirmidhÊ, op. , b§b 27. 24 The siyar§" was both a mantle of Seres (Gk.

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