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February 28, 2009

KUWAIT in history

Khaleejia said: As once i posted pictures from Bahraini historical Museum now i am going to present you this video to get more understanding of Kuwait and its culture and traditions through history that is represented in Kuwaiti National Museum.

February 6, 2009

Wearing Earrings Khaleeji Style.

Khaleejia said: Khaleeji girls love to wear bling bling accessories to the wedding parties and other women only gatherings. These earrings may seem huge... but that's the way many girls like it. I just hope such earrings are not too heavy :)

February 5, 2009

UAE Ladies National Dress- muhawar

Khaleejia said: Muhawar (مخور) is a traditional dress worn by women in the UAE and some neighboring khaleeji countries. In case of adult women when worn outside of the house it's covered by a black abaya. It can be worn daily in the house or for special occasions. Many local women buy new muhawarat for Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha. It's the same type of dress the famous ladies from Freej cartoon wear:)

This loose dress has a simple cut and long sleeves. What distinguishes it is the beautiful embroidery on the chest and cuffs. Embroidery can be combined with beads, pearls, crystals, bows, crocheted elements. The price of such a dress varies depending on the fabric and embellishments. A nice muhawar can cost 100- 500 AED or more.

Of course not all Emirati women wear this dress nowadays. Some wear it from time to time, or for national holidays only. Others prefer to wear jeans and t-shirts, skirts instead. Yet there are still many families where the traditional dress is loved and respected.