Ensemble - Nubian Traditional Ensemble

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Nubian Ensemble. A) Jirjara robe (Nubian-style young woman's galabeyah) of sheer black machine-made lace with scattered "tendrils" of various sized dots all-over which extend from hem upwards. Full-length, with rounded neckline and slight "V" at front. Full-length sleeves flaring to wrist. B) Under-dress of white cotton embroidered with ancient Egyptian-inspired motifs, including lotus blossoms. Full-length, with rounded neckline with small "V" at front. Neckline edged with green embroidery. Short sleeves edged with similar green embroidery, as are the short slits from the hem upwards. "Bib" at front of upper part of dress with green, yellow, blue, red, and pink embroidery ... continued below

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Nubian Peoples 1975/2010.

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Nubian Ensemble.

A) Jirjara robe (Nubian-style young woman's galabeyah) of sheer black machine-made lace with scattered "tendrils" of various sized dots all-over which extend from hem upwards. Full-length, with rounded neckline and slight "V" at front. Full-length sleeves flaring to wrist.

B) Under-dress of white cotton embroidered with ancient Egyptian-inspired motifs, including lotus blossoms. Full-length, with rounded neckline with small "V" at front. Neckline edged with green embroidery. Short sleeves edged with similar green embroidery, as are the short slits from the hem upwards. "Bib" at front of upper part of dress with green, yellow, blue, red, and pink embroidery of stylized lotus, scrolls, border lines, etc. Front of skirt with large embroidered motif of lotus(?) growing from bowl, with other blossoms around, in same colors. Back is plain. Unlined.

C) Head scarf of very fine black fabric. Triangular in shape, with edging of simulated gold-colored coins.

With suite of costume jewelery of gold-colored metal hung with faux coins, consisting of:

1) Necklace. Simple gold chain suspending triangular "net" of gold quaterfoil-shaped links hung with tiers of faux coins. Simple hook fastener. "Cascade" style.

2) Headpiece (?). Formed of two linked triangles of net with 6-lobed openwork links, hung with tiers of faux coins. At center point is large heart-shaped pendant hung with fringe of coins on short beaded strands.

3) Earrings. Pair. Simple hook suspends horizontal bar from which hangs a triangular "cascade" of tiers of faux gold coins hung on a net of quatrefoil-shaped links.

4) Bracelet. Cuff-style openwork wire bracelet with fringe of tiny spherical bells.

5) Bracelet. Cuff-style bracelet of openwork metal hung with a triangular "cascade" of tiers of faux gold coins hung on a net of quatrefoil-shaped links.

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The Nubian peoples are settled throughout Egypt and Sudan. This garment is most likely from Egypt.

While the galabeya may refer to a male or female caftan, this robe is typical of the garments worn by the young women of the Fredija villages of Nubia. The sheer lace jirjara differs from the galabeya in that the underdress is visible, rather than the entire figure being covered and obscured. With the addition of gold jewelry, this ensemble could be worn to special occasions, such as weddings.

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Texas Fashion Collection

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  • 1975/2010

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  • 1975 - 2010

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  • March 7, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 4, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

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Nubian Peoples. Ensemble - Nubian Traditional Ensemble, physical object, 1975/2010; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277151/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.