In Attire

My object tradition is called Thawb. My objective is to fit in tradition. The Thawb is made of cotton and it takes a week or so to get it made by hand. You wear it like a dress and cover your whole body and most of the time people wear it with something called Jambiya. It wasn't coming from anywhere; its original place was Yemen. The old Yemeni generation was wearing it in the past and it's passed from generation to generation and they still wear it to show the Yemeni culture and tradition. The one who told me about the white Thawb was my teacher in Yemen and he told me that the people who wear the white Thawb are similar to the people in Paradise. It connects to most of our holidays because in the past most of the Yemeni people were wearing it in the holidays and now we wear it as a reminder of them and our culture inside the country or outside the country. It connects to my identity because it shows the world that I’m Yemeni and that they are special with the Thawb. Most of the Arabic countries know that the Thawb is part of the Yemeni identity, and anyone who sees you wearing it they’ll know that you are Yemeni without a doubt. It’s important to me because I want to make other people learn more about my country and culture, and also to show them how the Thawb is part of any Yemeni man.and on the future When I have children, I will give him a Thawb to wear on holidays because it is a symbol of Yemen

Place(s): Yemen
Year: 2022

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Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child