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Ihram

The white cotton dress worn by Mohammedan pilgrims to Mecca, For men, two scarfs, without seams or ornament of any kind, of any material except silk; one scarf is folded round the loins, and the other is thrown over the neck and shoulders, leaving the right arm free; the head is uncovered. For women, an ample cloak, enveloping the whole person.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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