Definitions for "Abaya"
Keywords:  robe, muslim, cloak, shayla, arabia
A loosely fitted over-robe worn throughout Arabia and across North Africa. Traditionally, the abaya is black, and includes a hood to cover the hair. Often is accompanied by a matching scarf or shayla to cover the hair. There are two major styles of abaya. A closed or pullover abaya is styled much like a loose khaftan with loose sleeves. An open abaya is an unstructured garment that is folded and stitched at the tops of the sleeves, or down along the sides.
sleevless over garment for men and sleeveless flowing dress for women in Algeria
Thin outer cloak worn by women. (Qaroo)
A type of outergarment that covers the head and body; it is all but shapeless