Djellaba

Djellaba (djellabah, galabiya, jellab(a)) or darija is a traditonal northafrican long outer robe. It usually reaches ground, but there are shorter ones too. It is made of wool or some lighter material like cotton.

djellaba
Djellaba – long outer robe worn in North Africa

The colour of djellaba shows whether a person wearing it is married or not. Single people wear a dark brown djellaba. Djellabas of lighter colours are worn by married people. Djellaba for women is called “abaya cloak.” Both male and female djellabas include a hood called a “cob”.