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Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: mansa on November 01, 2004, 01:24:47 AM
Anyways. General topic, so people can just pop in with another question about a different piece of clothing..

What is a surmac?


What are sunslits?


What is a thobe?


What is a kalasiri?
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: House Rising Sun on November 01, 2004, 01:29:23 AM
http://chicagofunnews.com/photo.php?c=20030412&i=40

They block out most of the ground and sky to prevent eye damage from the glare. Dunes and salt flats and stuff.. very bright and nasty.

http://www.toursaudiarabia.com/thobe.html

It's like a robe. Only a thobe. Got it?
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: Armaddict on November 01, 2004, 01:33:58 AM
I assume those are sunslits, heh.
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: mansa on November 01, 2004, 01:51:10 AM
Look what I found!

http://www.armageddon.org/general/clothing.html#GLOSSARY
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: House Rising Sun on November 01, 2004, 03:55:26 AM
A picture is worth a thousand words, and most of those are around thirty each.

I remember someone finding a picture of a surmac once, but every time I search for it all I get is industrial polymers and typos for poisonous plants. Anyone?

And from the description, kalasiri just sounds plain made up.
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: Larrath on November 01, 2004, 04:34:02 AM
Kalasiri: A long, one-piece form-fitting dress. Usually either high-necked, or assymetrically-cut, one-sleeved. Anklelength garment. Typically worn by Allanak nobility or upper class.

Kalasiri-like sequin dress.

I'd imagine it a little longer and with a small slit, since it's an Allanaki high-class wear and these uncomfortable and hard to walk in.  Anyway, that's more or less what they look like, I suppose.


...Isn't a surmac like a beekeeper's hat?

Note: Link snipped because it was NSFW.
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: Angela Christine on November 01, 2004, 07:50:33 AM
Quote from: "Larrath"

...Isn't a surmac like a beekeeper's hat?


From the description, I picture a surmac as the unholy offspring of a beekeeper's hat and a sombrero.  I have no idea how you fit one of those suckers under a hood.  :twisted:


AC
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: My 2 sids on November 01, 2004, 09:19:16 AM
Most are real clothining.  A simple google search should help people out, using google image searches can bring up pictures.
Title: What -is- this piece of clothing?
Post by: Vanth on November 01, 2004, 10:53:24 AM
The kalasiris is something from Ancient Egypt, and is as Larrath described.

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/clothing.htm