Going through the process of how to wash a thobe might sound daunting, but all you need to do is practice a few tips and tricks to master them with precision, and you're all good to go!
Thawbs are Middle Eastern and North African attires men have worn for centuries. These long tunics have always represented wealth, power, and status, along with a rich symbolization of Arabic cultural heritage. Practicing appropriate care is essential to restore the fabrics' quality and longevity, whether they're delicate or winter-friendly.
With this blog post, you can quickly master how to properly wash traditional thobe with the proper techniques and precautions that certify its pristine conditions for the years to come.
Types of Fabrics for Thawbs
Before diving into the details of how to wash a thobe, keenly observing the type of fabric which is used to make thobes is indispensable so you can easily distinguish between their styles, their suitability concerning the weather as well as the choice of styling according to the events you're going to attend.
Most often, thobes are crafted with cotton, polyester, wool, or a combination of different clothing. Checking and keeping the labels safe of your Arabian tunics provide a better understanding of the washing method – whether they should be washed manually with hands or in a heavy-duty washing machine, which typically depends on the delicacy of the fabric.
Pre-Requisites of Washing Long Tunics
The following list comprises the items you need to gather before starting washing a thobe; you can use the same procedure to rinse a Moroccan thobe as well.
- Clean laundry station
- Clean water
- Mild laundry washing powder or liquid
- A brush with soft bristles
- Stain removing liquid
- Fabric Softener
Stain Removal Method
Removing all sorts of stains from your outfit before throwing them in the laundry basket is vital. For this purpose, apply a mild stain-removing agent on the affected areas and rub it gently with a brush with soft bristles. Allow the cleanser to sit for a few minutes before washing it.
Manual or Hand Washing Method
Summer-friendly tobes are stitched with fragile fabric, so it is recommended to wash them manually instead of using manual or automatic washing machines. Follow the steps below to clean your dresses with no adverse effects on their quality.
Now that you've got hands-on practice on how to wash a thobe, this step focuses on different methods to dry it. Proper drying is essential to maintain the quality and longevity of your attire.
One of the most convenient methods to dry your clothes is to put them in the drying bucket of the washing machine. However, it is recommended to dry it manually. Either hang the thobe in a well-ventilated area and away from direct sunlight. You can also lay a clean towel straight on a flat surface. Now lay the wet tunic over the towel and roll it so that all the water runs out of the washed cloth.