Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Thobe nashil, Saudi Arabia Sheer, dark green thawb embroidered with gold sequins and floral motifs in thick gold embroidery thread. Openings for arms. Collarless, with slit front opening at neck.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Thobe nashil, Saudi Arabia Sheer orange thawb with gold embroidery and gold sequins in leaf designs. Side openings for arms. Button and loop at top of neck opening. Collarless, with slit front opening at neck.
ثوب نشل - This is not a thobe but the dress worn under a Thobe . In Saudiarabia was once used a thobe made of transparent black Fabric Mesh .This would allow the glittering gold and silk of the Dirha (Underdress) to be seen underneath. A reminder that there are more under the surface than what you can see. (Pharyah)
Head shawl, Saudi Arabia. Black sheer shola embellished with metallic gold thread and sequins. Along the edge of the shola, is a wide border consisting of gold sequins that have been embroidered with gold thread. A chain-stitched pattern (with gold thread) creates floral designs. At the bottom center there is a flower with one gold sequin at the center, and three gold sequins on each of its petals. The flower is encircled with leaf-like designs and a few gold sequins.
Front side of short sleeved Fustan. Note the two swords I own a purple Thobe with similar sword embroidery. In the Leiden Collection it is mentioned that dresses from a royal weddings are sold in the Souk for local people to buy.The gold embroidery is done with pure gold winded silk tread.(Pharyah)