Veils from Palestine
Palestine veils or burqas from Israel and Jordan show a cultural similarity with Bedouin veils from the Sinai region of Egypt. The style of veils shows the same decorative patterns, with broad headbands, similar division in face panel, embroidery, coin and bead decoration.
The Bedouin of the Palestinian area and those of the Sinai of course belong generally to the same people, divided into different tribes in the area. In this manner, the veils from these regions are comparable. The museum of traditional costume in Amman (image on the left) has an impressive collection of both jewelry, costume related items and veils.
In Palestine, a large variety of headdresses are worn as well in amongst the settled populations. The decoration on these headdresses is in a way similar to the style of the burqa's. The embroidery shows similarities, the coins and tassels are similar as well. Every village, region or town will show different styles and dress. In the bottom row the images show a collection of these costume items.