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haik

also haick  (hīk, hāk)
n.
A large piece of cotton, silk, or wool cloth worn as an outer garment in Morocco.

[Moroccan Arabic ḥā'ik, from Arabic, weaver, active participle of ḥāka, to weave; see ḥwk in Semitic roots.]

haik

(haɪk; heɪk) or

haick

n
(Clothing & Fashion) an Arab's outer garment of cotton, wool, or silk, for the head and body
[C18: from Arabic hā'ik]
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Noun1.haik - an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white clothhaik - an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth; worn by men and women in northern Africa
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Le carre de femmes habillees en Haiks a enfin suscite la curiosite et a leur passage des youyous fusaient de toutes parts.
This collection of rare and exquisite textiles from Central, Northern, and West Africa includes weavings from Ghana, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast; embroideries, veils, and haiks from Morocco and Tunisia; and raffia fabrics from Congo.
La correction et la reedition des haiks sont donc une priorite, une retranscription de toutes les sanaa connues au Maroc est donc entreprise.
It's my final evening on Roti, and as I stroll the dusty tracks near my beach cottage, I greet several lontar tappers heading home with their haiks full of tuak manis.
Des activistes de la societe civile et des chercheurs dans le patrimoine algerien intensifient les appels a l'effet de retablir l'identite algerienne du haik, le reconnaitre patrimoine vestimentaire national et, pourquoi pas, labelliser cet habit traditionnel avant qu'il ne tombe en desuetude.