Rashida Tlaib to wear traditional Palestinian gown when she's sworn into Congress

Rep.-elect Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibNew progressive sheriffs in town ready to fight for Main Street On The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction GOP lawmaker accuses Dems of 'empowering' anti-Semitism MORE (D-Mich.) announced she plans to wear a traditional Palestinian gown when she is sworn into Congress next month.

She made the announcement in a post on Instagram featuring a photo of the thobe on Friday.

"Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress," Tlaib captioned the photo, in addition to the hashtags #PalestinianThobe and #ForMyYama — which means mother in Arabic.

According to CNN, it is custom for Palestinian women to wear hand-embroidered gowns. The gowns are reportedly considered another way Palestinian women can show pride for their heritage and typically represents the city the person wearing the clothing is from.

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Last month, Tlaib won Michigan's 13th Congressional District, making her the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress.

She also joins Rep.-elect Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin directing young Dems to ‘stop acting like young people’ GOP lawmaker accuses Dems of 'empowering' anti-Semitism GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank MORE (D-Minn.), who became the first Somali-American member of Congress last month, in becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

Tlaib's announcement also arrives a week after Ruth Buffalo, who was the first Native American Democratic woman to be elected to North Dakota’s state legislature, wore traditional Native American dress to her swearing-in ceremony earlier this month.