Khalat


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Khalat

 

(from Arabic khilah, a robe worn as a sign of distinction), an open outer garment worn by both men and women in Southwest, Middle, and Central Asia. The khalat is usually long and wide, with long sleeves; it may or may not have a belt. The khalat may be made from various fabrics, including wool, cotton, and silk, and it may either have brightly colored stripes or be all one color. It is quilted with wadding and may or may not be lined. The women’s khalat is usually shorter and narrower than the men’s.

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Dara and his wife Khalat clutch their six-month-old twins tightly as they huddle at the Iraq border.
Khalat whispers: "That little boy was alert, lively, beautiful, he already had a little personality.
A Syrian refugee in the Iraqi border town of Al-Qaim, Mounir Khalat, noted how eastern tribal areas had suffered a similar fate as the rest of the country.
Khalat, an agricultural worker and a member of the Baggara tribe from Deir Ezzor, said "the demonstrations started peacefully, but when the regime started killing people, we had to take revenge.
He said that the confiscated land is owned by farmers from Beit Awla, Khalat Al Nahla, and Umm Al Khanazeer areas.
Khalat Raouf, aged 34, of Harnall Lane, Hillfields, Coventry, theft to the value of pounds 69.