The thob, a woman’s dress, is a basic garment in Palestine. It is cut to fall from the shoulders to the ankles and is often richly embroidered with bright colours. This thob features red flowers embroidered in cross-stitch on the chest panel. (In the back view you see a similar panel just above the hem.) Rayon is good for making garments because of its versatility, soft hand and drape. This dress has a matt sheen, though rayon can also be spun into very shiny thread.