Libyan Traditional Jewelry
Libyan women often wear large pieces of gold or silver jewelry and there are several traditional jewelry outfits. The neckwear usually goes down to the knees and the bracelets are 4–6 inches wide.
The large silver brooches used to attach the cloth are now replaced with gold and are usually decorated with a “Khamaisah”, a hand shaped symbol, or other charms that are believed to keep the evil eye off. These traditional outfits are called Sudraa and differ from one city to another.
Jill Condra, Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World, 9 April 2013
Photograph: © Fathiya Elazomi