Monday, February 8, 2010

Kandura


Kandura is the long white cloak that  male UAE Nationals (emaratis) wear. It is often called dishdash by the expats. I've noticed that during winter season, grays and browns come out, there are pale yellows and dirty whites too. A typical kandura would cost around AED 150 to 250 ( USD 40 to 67) to get tailored.

Sometimes, I wonder what is it like wearing that long white cloak, especially during the summer months with the temperature can soar high up to 50 degree celsius.  It must be steaming hot. Hmmm, maybe I should ask my husband to try one of these days hahahaha. What do you think?

Picture shown above was taken in one of the tailoring shops in Khalifa Street. Thanks to the tailor and his assistant. Will post about the guthra and egal  anytime this week.

Word of the day : buni or buwny is the arabic word for brown. Salaam to all!

15 comments:

  1. I love hearing about your cultures and dress and food. Misalyn you have been a good well experienced person in my blog. Thank you for all of your comments, and I hope you continue to come back. Mike had his 7th chemo so has 4to go I believe. They are making him more ill now.

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  2. i think hubby would freak if he'll try it, dare him! ^0^ hehe, and the mannequin looks so real, it's close to midnight here, maybe, it's a sign that i have to sleep already. ^0^

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  3. wow, you have a new profile foto! cute! ^0^

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  4. Always enjoy your posts, Misalyn! Love being able to learn more about your culture there as it is so very different from ours here. And it's learning about other cultures that helps promote understanding which in turn leads to acceptance. Something we badly need in our world today. Love your new photo! You're a very lovely young woman! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. If I would be allowed to, you may only imagine, how I'd love to wear one of them, especially during summer, when tempearature reaches also more than 40C here in Athens.

    A wonderful Tuesday for you all.

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  6. Loved this post, Misalyn. Very similar to the men's garb here in the Sudan. I love the clean look of the cloth, on the model and in the stacks behind him. PS I LOVE your new profile photo. (((Hugs))) Jo PPS Oh, do post if your hubby agrees (lol)

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  7. It actually looks very cool because it's loose. But maybe not in dark colors.

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  8. So it's kandura pala ha. Thanks for the post. Now I know what you call them.

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  9. girlash love the new profile photo ;) sorry not to be around these past few days... i have lumbago :( but feel better now and excited going home :)

    it's similar to the Egyptians dress and i didn't know how it's called, thanks for sharing this to us girlash

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  10. I am always interested in your great culture. I love the white cloack.
    Have a great day!!

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