Silk Men's Thob from Damascus



From Damascus, a men's thob of striped atlas (satin) silk. Although these garments could be purchased ready-made, most men preferred to select a pre-cut length of fabric known as xxxx, and take the cloth to their preferred tailor for sewing and finishing.

The Syrian man's thob features inserted side-panels that begin at the underarm. The sleeves are sewn onto the selvage without cutting armholes. The sleeves are cuffless but often have a slit so they can be turned back.