Archaic Definition of the Week – Ghiyar and Zunnar

ADOTWghiyar
Compulsory distinctive patch of colored cloth (for example, red, blue, yellow) worn by dhimmis.*

zunnar
A distinctive girdle or belt worn by dhimmis.

Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World (glossary) by James E. Lindsay

* J’s note: Dhimmis were/are non-Muslims living in Muslim lands.

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