The jalamia or jalabiya are loose Egyptian traditional garment which is very colourful and stylish in appearance compared to the Arabic thawb which is mostly white in colour.

 

Women wearing Jalamia
Women wearing Jalamia

 

While jalamias are of East African Origin and traditional in style the Arab thawb which originates from the Middle East and is seen as a rather religious regalia which of course is popular amongst the moslem faithful all over the globe.

 

A man in Arabic thawb
A man in Arabic thawb

 

The jalamia or jalabiya as the case may be has evolved over time into even more trendy and colourful apparel with rather intriguing designs and patterns sorted out for by a vast variety of people no matter their ethnic backgrounds or religious beliefs. This all new and hard to resist garment are known as ‘Abaya’.

 

Abaya sample for men
Abaya sample for men

 

The Abaya which are very much in high demand in recent times are said to be more expensive compared to it’s earlier predecessor and rivals.

Jalabiya in Africa
Jalabiya in Africa
  1. Abaya designs for ladies
    Abaya designs for ladies