Bū_gafāṣ: (Arabic: : diminutive of abū: father, gfāṣqafaṣ: cage), the term is used colloquially in the UAE to identify sheer, delicate wafer-thin malleable silk fabric, in mono-colour jacquard fish-net weave, that creates intersecting lines, leaving areas of opaque and transparent mesh, resembling bars on a cage. Similar to (abdilhalīm) or (bū_smichah) and used mainly for overgarments (athwāb). Also pronounced (bū_gfaṣ), the letter (qāf) is turned to (ga) in Arab Gulf dialect.