Tirtir: (Arabic: sequins), small round disks used to decorate clothes. Also known as (lama’a), (barq), and (bareeq) – all meaning to shine. Believed to originate in the Indus Valley during the Kot Diji civilization circa 3300 BC then spread to surrounding countries. In the past, sequins were handcrafted from seashells, copper, silver, or gold. Today, sequins can be made of coloured plastic, in various geometric or figurative shapes, including flat, concave, circular, or hexagonal.