Robes and Fabrics -Arjah

Origin and Time: North Jordan; end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century
Museum of Jordan Folklore and Jewelry
Inv. No. 75,208

Arjah is a headdress worn by women in the villages of northern Jordan. It consists of a woolen piece made of satin and is richly decorated with coloured pearls and braided silver chains and coins, especially quarter majidi, which are Ottoman silver coins introduced by Sultan Abd al-Majid (1839-1861).
A longer part on the back attached to the woolen cloth is ornamented with golden threads and Wazriyah coins and ends with two tassels.