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HAIK

Woman's draped, concealing garment.

A haik (pl. hiyak ) is a simple, traditional outdoor costume of Moroccan townswomen, worn at the turn of the twentieth century, made of either fine white or coarse lumpy wool, a mixture of silk and wool, or simply cotton. Hiyak are white, with the exception of the black haik of Taroudant, and measure about 5 by 1.6 meters. The haik drapes the woman from head to foot with only the eyes showing.

See also clothing.


Bibliography

Besancenot, Jean. Costumes of Morocco, translated by Caroline Stone. London and New York: Kegan Paul, 1990.

rhimou bernikho-canin

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