Madhalla

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Madhalla on display in Shibam

The madhalla is a traditional hat used in Yemen worn by women.[1][2][3][4] The hats have a wide circular brim and a peaked top.[5] The straw hats are peaked to keep the wearer cool in hot temperatures.[2] Being almost two feet tall, the design promotes air circulation within the hat.[4] They have been noted to resemble witch hats.[1][3][6] It is made from plaited strips of date palm (nakhl, Arabic: نخل‎) leaves.[5][7][8] They are often worn in Hadhramaut by female herders and field workers who also wear black abayas.[1][2][3][4][9] The hat can be obtained at some souqs.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Walker, J.; Carter, T.; Dunston, L. (2007). Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula. LONELY PLANET ARABIAN PENINSULA (in Indonesian). Lonely Planet. p. 508. ISBN 978-1-74104-546-8. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  2. ^ a b c Khan, Gulnaz (2017-04-03). "This Ancient Mud Skyscraper City is the 'Manhattan of the Desert'". National Geographic. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  3. ^ a b c Walker, J.; Carter, T.; Dunston, L. (2007). Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula. LONELY PLANET ARABIAN PENINSULA (in Indonesian). Lonely Planet. p. 574. ISBN 978-1-74104-546-8. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  4. ^ a b c Downey, Tom (2007-12-30). "Yemen's Exotic Secrets". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  5. ^ a b "hat". British Museum. 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  6. ^ Publications, Jpm (2000). Gulf States. This Way Guides. JPM Publications. p. 103. ISBN 978-2-88452-099-7. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  7. ^ Royal Gardens, Kew (1895). Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information. H.M. Stationery Office. p. 302. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  8. ^ Balfour-Paul, J. (2012). Indigo in the Arab World. Taylor & Francis. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-136-60324-2. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  9. ^ "Yemen: Where time stands still..." Globerovers Magazine. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2017-04-09.