What is a Bisht ?
A Bisht is a
popular traditional Arabian
cloak worn for prestige and on special
occasions by men in the Arabian Gulf
region and in Arab east Mediterranean
countries. its handmade tailored with
Zari embroidery design and traditional
Selecting Your Bisht
Spring Bishts :
a. Boushahr : Manually-weaved pile fabric from
b. Waneeshen : Soft wool fabric from England
c. Kashmiri Condensed :Mountain goat pile from
d. Luxe Pile : Deluxe soft pile fabric.
e. No.1 Pile : Deluxe soft/heavy pile fabric
Winter Bishts :
a. Thick Luxe Pile : Fabric made of deluxe soft
b. Hunt Pile : Fabric made of heavy pile.
c. Naeen : Fabric made of normal soft camel's
d, Bargah : Fabric made of deluxe soft camel's
hair with two stripe colors.
Summer Bishts :
a. Kashmiri Dana : Manually-weaved silk
fabric from India.
b. Najafi : Manually-weaved deluxe wool fabric.
c. Doregi, Behbehani : Manually-weaved deluxe
wool from Iran.
d. Yabani : Japanese wool fabric.
e. Landoni : English wool fabric.
Darbuyah : Manual tailoring of
Bishts with genuine Zari embroidery design and traditional motif. Darbuyah models include
Mandili, Square, Wide, Loose, and Bakhiyah.
Maksar : Bisht comes with
manually-embroidered motifs along edges, also known as Gasbi, Maksar models include Maksar
Zari and Maksar Brisam "Silk Thread".
Tarkib : Meaning
"fitting". Tarkib Bishts comes with ready-made Darbuyah design of golden Zari
embroidery Fitted on tailored bisht fabric.
- (Aswad) Black
- (Adbas) Burnt Brown
- (Abiad) White
- (Oudi) Dark Brown
- (Bargah) Striped two color
- (Ashgar) Brownish Blonde
- (Kehli) Nevy Blue
- (Nabati) Beige
- (Samawi) Sky Blue
- (Badri) Yellowish White
- (Asham) Gray
- (Zafaran) Saffron
- (Asfar) Yellow
- (Mowanas) Mix Color + White
Bishts Zari Types
Genuine Zari : Silver-coated
Gold-painted Silk threads. Also, White Silver-Coated Silk threaded. Genuine thread
imported from Germany & France.
Golden Zari : Metal-coated gold
color painted Zari. Threads imported from France & India.
Bishts Zari Colors
- Reddish Yellow
- Greenish Yellow
How To Take Care Of Your Bisht
- Hang it after each daily use.
- Handmade fabric bisht should be cleaned by the dealer only.
- Machine made fabric should be dry cleaned only.
- Zari polishing should be done by the dealer only.
- Keep it away from oily perfumes, humidity & rain.
- Fold it carefully before storing.