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These traditional robes are Dishdasha robes. They are made from camel hair and are meant to keep people warm. The desert gets really cold at night, which is why the robes were first made. The head wraps protect their heads from the sun and also keeps them warm during the cold times. They are made from countries all over the Middle East such as Turkey and Syria.
Here, Jarjoura, a relative of mine, knew I was coming to photograph he and his brother, so he got ready in his robe. Here, he is showing me how to properly tie the head wrap.
Jarjoura finalizes the process of putting on his dishdasha by tying the rest of his head scarf and putting the ring around his head to keep it in place.
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