A thobe (dress) from the Bir al-Sabi’ area made of black linen and cotton and embroidered with the Fallahi (peasant) cross stitch made of predominately red silk thread overlapping with blue, yellow, and green colours. The chest panel of the thobe is adorned with heavy tatreez (embroidery) made up of geometric shapes, as are the shoulders and the mradan (long triangular sleeves). The lower front panel of the thobe is embroidered with broad stitch patterns made up of geometric shapes, as are the sides (al-Banayiq), which are connected with the tatreez of the front and back areas. The perimeter of the lower area of the thobe was embroidered with the dense tihshaya filling stitch, the stitch type used in all thobes from the Bir al-Sabi’ area.
Daily Wear Thobe