Thank you all for the links. I will pass them on to my friend
From: "Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania" <samia@...
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:48 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Garb] Re: Late SCA Period EgyptianClothing for a 15 yr old
> Here are some other images of a thawb.
> Another garment she could have is a simple overwrap. It's a rectangle of
> fabric that is about 2 1/2- 3 yards long. It might have borders on the
> two short sides, or all four sides.
> As to the veils, there are a few styles she can wear (again these are
> from the Fatimid perspective, but it's a starting place). The _'isaba_
> is a scarf that is wrapped around the head turban-like. The scarves that
> you find at Target and other retailers, about 60 inches long and 18
> inches wide work perfect for this.
> Another style is the _'aqbiyya_, tied with an _'isaba ma'ila_. This is a
> square or square-ish rectangle of fabric draped on the head and tied
> with a narrow piece of fabric. There is a photo of me wearing one along
> side the blog articles. I have the fluttering edge of the _'aqbiyya_
> rolled up around the _'isaba ma'ila_ in that image because it often
> drives me nuts otherwise. :)
> Here is a short article about veils
> Feel free to have some fringe or embroidery on the veils. I often pin
> fake skinny braids into my hair that can be seen under my veils (beauty
> supply stores have fake hair for very little money-- but be aware that
> these are synthetic and likely very dangerous around fires!).
> Makeup would be most of what we wear today, as I understand it. Long
> eyelashes (to reach half-way down the cheek!) were prized. Hennaed hands
> and feet were wildly popular. Dangled earrings, and even hoops in more
> than one hole in each ear appear. Noses don't appear to be adorned with
> a piercing. The "ballet style" shoes is a great choice for footwear.
> Hope that helps,
> Sayyeda al-Kaslaania
> On 6/24/2010 1:44 AM, Charles wrote:
>> I did find a link to a reasonable pattern for a period thawb, though I
>> think the decoration described are probably over-much.
>> The instructions for the gussets are a little vague, I've never been sure
>> if they should be two triangles that make a diamong together or just one
>> large triangle.
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