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Yemeni Dress

Christina Lindholm

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Central and Southwest Asia 2010

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Yemen has four main regions: Tihamah (an arid and flat coastal plain in the southwest), the western highlands (which boast diverse agriculture), the eastern highlands, and the Rub’ Al Khali, which means “the Empty Quarter.” This lies to the north and is the world’s largest sand desert, with summer temperatures of over 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius). Bab El-Mandeb, the southwestern coastal strait, links the Red Sea with the Indian Ocean and was an important trade corridor for three th

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