Omani Dress - Part II

According to the Centre for Omani Dress, "An Omani man’s ensemble usually consists of a wrap around the lower part of his body, called a wazar; a full-length garment with long sleeves and a loose fit, called a dishdasha; one of two forms of headdress, either a cap, called a kuma, or a turban called a massar."

The style of dishdasha worn in Oman.

The style of dishdasha worn in Oman.

The massar can be worn with or without a kuma (cap) underneath.

The massar can be worn with or without a kuma (cap) underneath.

A khanjar is a dagar worn on a belt and typically hand made of silver. 

A khanjar is a dagar worn on a belt and typically hand made of silver. 

The kuma can be worn alone or under the massar.  The embroidery design of the kuma is very specific.  The three in the foreground have traditional style embroidery patterns.  The side of the cap has a full band of the design around the top and a half band of the design around the bottom.

The kuma can be worn alone or under the massar.  The embroidery design of the kuma is very specific.  The three in the foreground have traditional style embroidery patterns.  The side of the cap has a full band of the design around the top and a half band of the design around the bottom.

A linen-tester used to determine the quality of the embroidery.

A linen-tester used to determine the quality of the embroidery.

View through the linen-tester.

View through the linen-tester.

Read about women's attire in Part I.

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(Please note that the spelling of Arabic words cannot be directly translated to English because the two languages do not share a common alphabet.  The Arabic words herein use an accepted translation or an attempt at the closest sound.)