Many of our models are made of this fabric. What kind of fabric is this?
Perhaps I’m not mistaken if I call the fabric of Nada (or Nida, النداء) the most popular and often used for sewing abai.
We call it "abaya". Someone is calling her, abaya silk, abaya crepe.
This is all the same fabric. There are several types of this fabric.
Abai are winter and summer. Accordingly, abaya fabrics are also different. We are talking about such obvious things as the density of flax and wool, different densities of crepe, chiffon, etc. Some clothes are made of dense fabric suitable for cold weather, and some of light, breathable fabrics ideal for heat.
If we take the Arabian summer as an example, then when it is +50 outside, it’s hot in any clothes. But there are nuances that help ease the heat, for example, the type of fabric. In light fabrics with the addition of silk it is easier to tolerate heat. Also, multi-layered clothing helps from overheating, because an air cushion is created between the skin and the clothing. The only feature uniting all abayny fabrics is their naturalness, hygroscopicity and breathability.
In common parlance, all fabrics and silk brought from the Gulf countries and the United Arab Emirates in particular began to be called abaya fabrics. This name is a guarantee of their natural origin.
This fabric is so versatile that we also sew everyday dresses, himars, skirts, tunics, evening dresses, as well as our lovely wedding dresses. The fabric is not whimsical to care, does not fade and does not roll during washing. After each wash, it will be like new, iron and just put on. Things from it are worn for years, it is proved. And the plus is that it looks chic with a rich sheen.
Well, in general, you understand what fabric is our favorite.