G: Galabeyya

I recently posted a photo of galabeyyas and then a friend shared this BBC article so I thought I’d include it here:

The galabeyya, a traditional ankle-length gown worn by Egyptian men, may be about to get official status if an Egyptian MP gets his way. Mustapha al-Gindy wants the simple galabeyya, until now more associated with men in rural areas or manual labourers, to be promoted as the national costume of Egypt.

‘Everywhere, except Egypt that is, people have their national dress,’ Mr Gindy protests.

‘In Egypt, if you wear a galabeyya, you might find yourself barred from 70% of public places. This is both unconstitutional and inhuman.'”

Read the rest of the article here.

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