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Ma'awiz - still a fashionable handicraft

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Ma'awiz (sarongs) is very famous traditional handicraft of the country. Earlier, it consisted of simple white cloth soaked in black dye called 'neel' and this cloth was known as 'kisa'.

Kisa is worn by the people of rural area and was fashionable among bedouin tribes in past.

Ma'awiz was named after Al-Saidoon, who was admired for producing beautiful ma'awiz.

This is available in three varieties namely assafi, al-kada and annaqshah.

During 70s, Cooperative Society for Weaving Industries was established in Rawdhah to promote ma'awiz in the region.


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