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The woman's kaftan was called a yelek. This was lined, with the neck open to breast and buttoned or laced along side seams for shaping. It had high side slit over trousers. Women would wear a shirt under the yelek, and a djubbeh or binnish over it.
In Alexandria and Cairo, women would also wear the melaya luf - a large rectangular wrap worn for modesty, warmth, and used to carry things. Another headcovering was the mandil headscarf sometimes decorated with pom poms. Among the fellahin a bag like hattah was sometimes worn. Tilke also distinguishes one with a looser fit under the arms eri and very wide version of the gallibaya called a kamis which was worn by fellahin. While working fellahin would hitch up the skirt of the gallebaya and wrap it around their thighs.
Trousers sserual were sometimes worn under the gallebaya. Over the gallebaya a kaftan often striped was worn. A kaftan is a full length garment like a coat with long wide sleeves open in front and often bound by a fabric belt hizan.
Over the kaftan was a binish - a cloth overcoat with wide sleeves - often slit below usually dark grey and unlined. Alternatively, a djubbeh which had was more complex cut than the binish could be worn especially by Turks during the Ottoman occupation. The jubbah was a long, wide sleeved gown which reached to feet and was buttoned half way down. Tarbushes, shishas However, from the s European dress replaced traditional dress among the Ottoman court and this was taken up by members of the elite.
Therefore, senior civil servants and members of the ruling intelligentsia could be seen in Egypt in European style clothing. However European headwear was not adopted. In Egypt this was called "tarboosh".