Arabia Culture is a term used to describe the complex cultural context of contemporary Saudi Arabia. The country is highly influenced by its two major cultural influences, the Arab and Islamic traditions. The society is traditionally very religious, conservative, family oriented, and gender-specific. Many traditional practices and beliefs are hundreds of years old, stemming from Arab and Islamic history and tradition.
Saudi Arabia is a country that is located in the Middle Eastern region of the world. It is governed by a constitutional monarchy, which has been in power for the last 100 years. This is a country which has an Islamic-based legal system. Traditionally, the Sauds were regarded as one of the wealthiest families in the world due to their vast wealth. The ruling family is classified as “the House of Saud” or “the House of Saud bin Abdul-Aziz.” The current king is also labelled as the king Abdul-Baqir.
Traditionally, all Saudi women are required to wear long abayas (cloth dresses) and loose fitting bays with ankle straps. A typical abaya can be identified by a long white robe called an abaya, which is usually worn by both women and men. Abayas in modern times vary in length and style and in western countries abayas are often seen as dresses while in eastern countries they may be seen more as long tunics.
Unlike most Middle Eastern countries, clothing requirements for Saudi women do not include full dresses or elaborate clothing. They have the freedom to choose what they wear as long as it does not include visible skin, such as a wart or mole. Traditionally, bays should be long enough to cover the person’s shoulders, waist and ankles. In addition to being long, it should be loose enough to allow a free movement of the arms. Traditionally, abayas are dyed in dark rich colors, usually black or dark brown.
However, for many conservative practices, the bay should not be worn out in public. The bay can be worn inside and out, depending on the circumstances. Wearing it indoors or outside during the summer months can be very fashionable as long as the bay is well maintained and is not dyed too dark. During the cold months, traditional abayas are made from warm shalwar kameez with wool or cotton on top.
Traditionally, abayas are made in a traditional style and worn with customary clothing. This has led to a trend where new styles are brought in to replace the traditional styles. This is evident in countries such as India and Pakistan, where designers have brought in new styles to suit their Indian and Pakistani audience. It has also influenced countries such as Egypt and Turkey, where the traditional color palettes have been applied to contemporary clothing. The popularity of the abaya in the west and Africa cannot be denied as it has slowly been replacing traditional formal wear in countries around the world including France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Pakistan.