The title 'Near Eastern' for this costume page encompasses a few countries from that region; the costumes are not strictly authentic
but share many characteristics. (see the Armenian, Greek and Turkish pages for more Near Eastern costumes)
The heavily embroidered kaftans are typical, and a scarf or veil is worn over a small hat or tiara for dance. Women from some countries would also wear baggy pants or leggings. Men's garments are generally loose fitting and made of cotton.
As with Europe - traditional costumes are fast becoming historic costumes - modern fashion seems universal. But folk dancers need folk costumes to keep the feeling of the dance. What you wear affects the movement of the dance.
Two Jordanian kaftans.