Abayas have been worn for more than a century and are still a favorites among the young generation. Local women have managed to combine their latest fashion requirements with the traditional abayas. The designs and layout of the abaya have changed over the years, but the concept remains the same, which is one of modesty. Many of the designs are conceptualized after a lot of teamwork of salima. Some patterns include studded embroidery, mirror work, multi-coloured stones, plastic flowers, metal rings and intricate hand embroidery.” More……….