The Salt dress is distinctive for its size; especially the length of the dress’s skirt and sleeves. The women wear it in what is called a double-drape; that is, a woman belts the dress, so that one layer hangs down over another, sometimes almost to her feet. This creates a useful pocket at the wearer’s waist. The dress requires sixteen meters of dubeit fabric. Blue bands of indigo-dyed fabric run vertically on the sides and sleeves, and also around the hem. These bands both strengthen and enhance the beauty of the dress. Salt has always been a prominent market center, and has drawn Bedouins and villagers from the surrounding area. One can see the influence of the Salt dress in the costumes of other regions in Jordan (though, on a reduced scale.)


  • Title: Salt Dress

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