The traditional dress of Jordanian women is considered one of the symbols that express the history and identity of the Jordanian people’s culture and cultural product over the centuries.
Jordanian fashion is distinguished by its originality and its very large diversity, especially women's, due to the diversity of the geography of Jordan, where each region has its own designs with some fashion and common denominators between some regions. These costumes are also distinguished by their elaborate handcrafted craftsmanship and decorations based on Jordanian history, beliefs and environment.
The Jordanian woman's dress is called " Al-Madragah", which is distinguished by embroidery, as the Jordanian folk embroidery is considered an upscale art and one of the most important Jordanian historical arts. And the embroidered embroideries on the Jordanian identity and the deep attachment to the land, heritage and history, the Jordanian man was inspired by his designs from his beliefs and history and from his surrounding environment such as its flowers, tree leaves, wheat germs, birds shapes and crossing the mountains, valleys, plains and valleys.
Jordanian folk costumes have social, religious, economic, and geographical indications and uses. Each region has its own motifs, and the well-to-do families used gold, silver, and other threads, fabrics, and expensive materials for embroidery, while poor families used cotton and wool threads to decorate and embroider their garments.
The Jordanian woman wears the band or called "Al-asbah", which is a cloth that is attached over the head, and the indications of the colors of the traditional Jordanian garment also indicate the woman's age. Single women each according to his region. Each occasion has a garment and its own decorations such as work clothes, joy and sadness, and wedding dresses have a special status and specific specifications, and you find colorful garments decorated with golden threads and find the white dress and its embroidered decorations in bright colors as an expression of love and loyalty.
The headwear for Jordanians is considered one of the most important components of the traditional Jordanian costume, whether for men or women, so it was shameful for any of them to come out without covering the head, regardless of religion or the social and economic status of them.
The head dress of Jordanian women has several different types, including:
- Al-Asbah or Al-E'sabah: It is a piece of silk woven with golden or silver cane or both, and it is red, or black in color and can be dark brown, pink or orange. It is embroidered in the form of a rectangular belt for the head and is attached to the forehead. And their length ranges between one and a half to four meters.
- Al Shunbar: It is also called a handkerchief, a sheet or a twist. It is a piece of cloth of multiple colors, the most famous of which is black and white, or with a pattern of both colors, wrapped on the head before placing the injury on the forehead.
- Al-Orjah: It is a golden piece that is attached to the interlaces of small brightly colored beads and is also placed at the front of the head, and it is one of the small brightly colored beads that the Jordanian woman put in a zigzag way, and from here she took her name (lame), attached to it pieces (lira) of gold, and placed At the front of the head, it extends backward down to the back and is worn only by brides and married women at weddings.
-Al-Saffah: It is like limping from the front, but it does not extend to the back and is free of beads. She describes coins on a fabric decorated with embroidery, and is worn only by married women. And just as the limp comes with the rest of the bride (pony).
- Al-Bashkeer: It is a small handkerchief with bright colors, decorated with flowers and a net on its outskirts, and it spreads in the Ramtha area and is worn over the shanbar. At the end of the 1940s, a large number of Ramtha residents immigrated to West Germany, and they used tissues similar to the Jordanian bathrobe they used, so they called it the German bathrobe.
We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!