Thobe - Peeps need to know how it goes down in the Middle East!

Sartorial guide to the GCC

Pickled turnips.  I wish I could say I got all fancy and made them like this, but I just sliced some turnips and threw them in pickle brine.  We'll see how they turn out!

Pickled Turnips

Lebanese Pickled Turnips- tried it, felt it needed a touch of sugar and maybe a little less vinegar, but otherwise worked well.

Grecian-Arabian-Persian look with a modern and African touch consisting of shorts, slouchy trousers and kaftan pieces of different shapes and sizes and shawls left the crowd with no jaws in astonishment

Grecian-Arabian-Persian look with a modern and African touch consisting of shorts, slouchy trousers and kaftan pieces of different shapes and sizes and shawls left the crowd with no jaws in astonishment

Fashion - blue slacks, white T, middle eastern scarf, south asian mala, longines

Fashion - blue slacks, white T, middle eastern scarf, south asian mala, longines. This man is truly a masterpiece.

Dope style. #crispy #Qatar THE FACE OF ARABIA

The Thobe. The traditional clothing worn by Gulf Arabic men in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

Middle East!

I adore complicated headdresses, wraps and turbans. While not the height of current belly dance style, I love this look.

http://abayatrade.com muslim fashion magazine  Turban style.. #turban

In the Orhanian era, turbans were a common choice of hair covering for both men and women in Myra.

This fascinating chart shows how Middle Easterners think women should dress

This fascinating chart shows how Middle Easterners think women should dress

Pew poll: How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public. We do have to take issue with the fact that the only non-Middle Eastern country represented is Pakistan; the countries selected comprise less than of the world's Muslim population.

The hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings it's owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.

Hamsa - is an amulet that helps banish evil or negative energy. It brings happiness, luck and fortune to its owners. -Hand of Fatima tattoo.Looks like my next tat

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