Nabtatean Clothing

These pictues are posted as a response to some of the discussion that has taken place on our discussion board.

A man leading a camel caravan as they approach Petra. This carving is found in the main siq on the left side as you enter Petra.

A man leading a camel caravan as they approach Petra. This carving is found in the main siq on the left side as you enter Petra.

It has been noted that he is wearing both a robe and a cloak.

Bust of Man
 The figures left and below are all from the small museum located above the eating area in the middle of Petra. Notice the Roman Toga that the man on the left is wearing.

Bust of Man

 Left: Another impressive cloak or toga.

 

Strabo tells us: "The Arabians wore the zeira, or long cloak, fastened about them with a girdle; and carried at their right side long bows, which when unstrung bent backwards."

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