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Yemeni men and boys wearing an Izaar.

An izaar is a lower garment typically worn by men in United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Indonesia, Oman, Yemen, Djibouti, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Pakistan and some parts of East Africa. It is also commonly worn by some other Arabs at home.[1] In some parts of Arabia (Yemen, Jizan province and Asir in Saudi Arabia), it is called "futah" instead of izaar. Some of these may feature tassels. In India and Bangladesh it is known as Lungi and in Somalia and Djibuti it is known as "macawis". A similar garment made from Batik loom material is called Sarong and is used by ethnic Malays and also in Sri Lanka.

It is similar to a kilt, except it is lighter and thinner. It is usually striped or patterned with bold colours (often with rectangular shapes), but it can also be found plain. An izaar is usually folded around the lower body, then wrapped tightly around the waist.[2]

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:01:15 -0700

“We begin the day at the mosque so I wear a long embroidered kurta (loose shirt) with a traditional izaar (a loose embroidered pyjama) and a traditional embroidered topi (cap). “All of us get up early and go to the mosque to offer our Eid prayers ...
The Manila Times
Mon, 18 May 2015 05:02:34 -0700

Mindoro's Edd Vinzen Toledana (girls' 6-under), Yania Xiomara Lalap (girls' 7-8) and Renz Carl Sabalvaro (boys' 11-12) as well as Pasig City's Ashnira Samal (girls' 13-14) and Almira Samal (girls' 15-over), and Cavite's Izaar Balbon (boys' 13-14) led ...


Sun, 28 Sep 2014 05:45:00 -0700

My Husband took charge of dressing my son in his brand new izaar (lower garment or waist wrapper) and rida' (upper garment), and I dressed Gehad in her cute hot pink prayer outfit. She was struggling with the scarf though, but I made an agreement with ...
Huffington Post
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:06:57 -0700

For Izaar Shirit, a 40-year-old construction worker from Paris, his journey to Israel is his homecoming. He plans to move with his wife and daughter to the southern city of Ashdod, where he was born. The violence between his country and Hamas doesn't ...


Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:52:30 -0700

And my Izaar became unfastened so I gathered all of my clothes together. He said, 'I passed by the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) while in this defeated state and he was riding on his white mule. The Prophet (peace and blessings ...
Economic Times
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:00:00 -0700

... was primarily on the east coast you won't see the influence of the lungi in most western regions of India," says Bakshi, who personally prefers shorts to the lungi. The lungi is called sarong and izaar, among other names, in parts of Southeast Asia ...
The Express Tribune
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:57:07 -0800

Gone are the days when hijabis were social outcasts. When FMCG giants start considering you a prominent group in the market and a hijabi becomes the MP of a European state, you know you have arrived. Here are some tips to add spunk to your hijabi look.

Taunus Zeitung

Taunus Zeitung
Fri, 29 May 2015 18:49:03 -0700

Vatanspor Bad Homburg II – Sportfreunde Friedrichsdorf 2:5 (2:1): Tore: 1:0 (7.) Ömer Hotaman, 1:1 Izaar (16./FE, nach Foulspiel von Tekili), 2:1 Bulut (33./Volleyabnahme nach Flanke von Sahray), 2:2 Juricic (46.), 2:3 Izaar (58.), 2:4 Bittner (71.), 2 ...

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