Jaloma

The leaders of Jaloma's nations cannot make any laws that violate the holy teachings of El Ila-h, making Jaloma essentially a theocracy.

Specific Nations

Ilamusa
Pabahu
Khayrat
Bahija
Ghaliya

History

Commonalities

Currency

Economy

Culture

Clothing

Men wear a ghutra (headdress) and thobe (ankle-length shirt, usually white, that covers long pants). A mishlah (cloak) is often worn over the thobe. The ghutra is not removed in public. It is held in place by an igal (braided black cord). Some wear a perahan tunban. This consists of a knee-length shirt (perahan) worn over baggy trousers (tunban) that are pulled tight with a drawstring. Men may wear a dress coat or open vest (vaskot) over the perahan tunban. Sandals and boots are removed for prayers. Laborers and village men wear a long cotton garment (dishdasha), a jacket, a light wool cloak ('aba), and a checkered headscarf (kaffiyah or yashmagh). Sleeveless embroidered jackets and khanjars (ornamental curved daggers) are common among the nomads.

Depending on the location, women in public have veiled faces (veiling is not practiced in some areas) and wear an abaaya (black robe that covers the entire body). The abaaya is often worn over beautifully tailored dresses. Modesty is of utmost importance. Women can also wear a long colorful dress with a short jacket, long coat, or shawl. They often wear a head-to-toe covering called a chadiri or burqa over their clothing; faces are covered by an intricately embroidered window through which the wearer can see. Jewelry made from gold and silver is common. Many people, especially children, wear a tawiz (amulet) to protect against evil. Even women who dispense with the chadiri or abaaya often wear a head covering (maghna-eh) to hide their hair. A maghna-eh is most often black, but can be quite colorful and decorative. Many rural women continue to wear traditional dress, consisting of long flowing gowns and scarves or veils (hijab)

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