Wearing a Farwa feels like being wrapped in a warm embrace, even on the harshest cold winter night. Its lining is usually made of sheepskin or fur. It has a semblance of the bisht in terms of cut and form.
Historically, to survive the cold, Bedouin men wore the Farwa. This oversized coat, with its ends often sweeping the floor, has survived the test of time. It has become a closet essential for Saudi Arabia and much of the gulf, worn by both men and women.
Today, different local designers have added their contemporary touch to this local sartorial classic; here are some of them: