Gallibiya : Iraqi minelayer 'Jumariya'

Accession Number REL31445
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Polyester; Cotton; Plastic
Maker Unknown
Place made Iraq
Date made c 2000-2003
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

Light brown polyester cotton gallabiya (man's ankle length robe) with a slightly darker faint checked weave. The gallabiya has a stand collar fastened by a single plastic button, concealed front placket opening to waist level closing with four buttons, and standard long shirt sleeves with a single button cuff. An inverted pleat extends from the bottom of the placket to the hem. The back of the garment has two loose pleats set into the back yoke for ease of wear. There is a patch pocket on the left breast and an inset pocket in eack side seam.

History / Summary

Taken from the Iraqi minelaying tug 'Jumariya' (also known as 'Jamahoria'). This tug was intercepted by a boarding party from HMAS Kanimbla, and was found to be towing a barge loaded with 20 Manta and 48 LUGM sea mines.