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The Khaleeji farasha abayah has a Iranian cousin…it doesnt have a special name but I have nick-named it the “parvaneh manteau” because farasha and parvaneh both mean “butterfly”.
The Farasha style has it’s name because it has really big sleeves that float when you walk and give you a “butterfly” appearance, it’s based off of the older, more traditional overhead square abayah or the from the shoulders down square abayah that is traditional for the Gulf countries. There is a similar style in Iran, I actually saw these in 2005 which was either right before or right after the farasha style became popular in the Gulf so whether Iran led the fashion scene or Dubai did, I dont know.
Anyway, the Iranian style is much less long and swishy and has the utilitarian style of a typical Iranian manteau (which, btw, manteau is the word used IN Iran for a overcoat, like a jilbab).
This style is very popular, particularly in the summer because the swishy style enables more air to circulate around your body. The most popular length is around the knees…in fact knee length manteaus are the most popular because when you wear a chador or a over-head abayah it can be kind of cumbersome having a long manteau or abayah and then a chador on top! They also look very cute with jeans, which is the norm. There are some that are full length, like to the calves or the ankles but these tend to be more popular with older women or religious women who for whatever reason do not wear a chador. Some of the manteau of this style are basically just a huge poncho, while others are a regular manteau in fit with added flitting crepe sleeves like the picture above and below.