19th Century Lebanese Princess

This authentic historic costume illustrates the tantour headdress which was popular among Lebanese noblewomen a hundred years ago. The elegant dress is an ankle length gambaz made in coat style of silk brocade shot with silver threads. Its long sleeves widen below the elbow where they are slit to hang free. The gambaz shown here is slit in the typical manner at the sides from the hips down, forming three panels of the skirt. A long shift or shirt of silk gauze is worn under it. The silk underpants are very full pantaloons in the Turkish style and are gathered onto rings at the ankles. The costume is completed by gold embroidered leather slippers with turnea up pointed toes. This costume belongs to the Lebanese Bureau of Tourism.

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19th Century Lebanese Princess

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