Clothing of the Yemenite Jews 

      the wrap around the cap was called massar 

      well, the head covering worn by all women according to dath mosha was a gargush 

      forgot the name of the covering worn by married women over the gargush according to dath yuhudhith.  According to the RMb"M, all women wear a mitpahhath, but married women wear over that a radhidh. I think the mitpahhath is called a gargush and the radhidh is called a lahhfe, but I am not sure.


In the rural areas of Yemen, Jews live in the same neighborhood with Muslims, and wear the same traditional dress. Jewish girls wear the gargush, a typical headcovering of Yemenite Jewish women, and sometimes cover their face with a shila (kerchief), as is the custom among Muslim women. From an early age girls assist their mothers with the housework and the preparation of food. They also take care of the farm animals. Girls in Yemen are married off between the age of 12 to 16 at the most, and move to their husbands' home.
      I think the outer garment of the woman is called `antari and the outer garment of the man is gamees

MENS GARMENTS: Qamis, Kamis, Kaftan, dishdasha, jellabiyya (all terms for the same garment):: The "shirt" like garment worn in Arab lands, sometimes worn over baggy pantsalled salwar.  The kameez is usually knee-length or longer. In Saudi, they call it a thobe. In Egypt, it's a jellabiya. Qamis is a very old term

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I did some web research on Jewish clothing.  This is a synopsis of what
> I found.  Basically, the main garment was referred to as a halouq
> (haluq) and is similar to the Arabic kaftan (the "kuftan" that was
> mentioned in the section on your web site).  This is what mori Amnon
> wears also.  Over the halouq, one would wear a cloak (this may or may
> not have been the original talith - I am inclined to say that's what it
> was, but you recall that debate).  One would also wear a head covering
> and possibly a sash around either the halouq or the cloak.  Judging from
> Temoni writings, the outer cloak was not a talith or shamle, but simply
> a cloak (like the Arabic aba, which mori Amnon sometimes is seen
> wearing).  That would leave the talith for one to wear.  Interestingly
> enough, the Temonim, Sefardim, and Mizrahim all wore these until after
> the Reconquista - at that point, as Moslem influence waned in Europe and
> other influences appeared in North Africa and the Levant, only the
> Temonim continued to wear the original clothing.

Here is the thing. The halouq was the innermost garment. Over it, we would wear sisith (shamle) and often times a cloak
According to some historians, the cloak was the shamle
We personally have three or four different accounts from Temonim, so I believe there is room for play, as long as the miswa is being carried out