Moroccan Clothing - Moroccan Fes Djellabas
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Moroccan Clothing - Caftans - Djellabas
The traditional dress for men is called djellaba; a long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves. For special occasions, men also wear a red cap called tarbouche and mostly referred to as Fez. Nearly all men wear baboosh-those soft leather slippers with no heel, often in yellow. Many women do as well but others wear high-heeled sandals, often in silver or gold tinsel.
Moroccan Berber kaftans
In Morocco kaftans are in general worn by women, the word kaftan in Morocco is commonly used for one piece dress and there are typical versions of Moroccan kaftans called Takshita, Djellaba, etc. They are composed of two or more pieces plus a belt. Kaftans can be worn on both casual and extremely formal occasions, depending on the materials used.
Moroccan kaftans for men exist; this dress actually was masculine in the beginning, the Almohad used kaftans as the dress for males, and many Moroccan designers nowadays have kaftans for men among their collections. They are dedicated for special celebrations like wedding ceremonies or religious festivals.
The Moroccan kaftan results from the development of medieval dresses from Morocco and Al-Andalus like the masculine dress Merlota/Melota, so kaftan-making is an old industry in Moroccan medinas of handcraft and textile production.
Colin Farell in djelaba
Caftans - Djellabas
The distinction is the djellabas has a hood, while a Kaftan does not. The women?s djellabas are mostly of bright colors with ornate patterns, stitching, or beading, while men wear djellabas in plainer, neutral colors.
Women are strongly attached to their "Moroccan wardrobe", despite the financial costs involved. The production of such garments is relatively expensive, as most of the work is done by hand. Despite the costs involved most women purchase a minimum of one new kaftan or "tk`chita" every year, normally for a special, social event, such as a religious festival or a wedding. Nowadays, it is an unwritten rule that Moroccan dress is worn at such events.
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Burnoose or Selham
In Morocco, this beautiful piece is called Burnoose or Selham. It is made in Morocco from a nice blend of wool and cotton. This Burnoose also has a hood with an elegant tassel.
The Burnoose is worn by both Imazighen (Berbers) and Arabs. This garment is traditionally worn on a long garment such as a Moroccan hooded jellaba or a white Saharan gandora or robe as you can see on the image. It could be worn by just putting it over the shoulders without having the head go through the neck opening or you can put the head through the neck opening especially if you want to use the hood, the cape would still drape over the shoulders. The Moroccan Burnoose is a garment for any occasion. You can still wear the burnoose over regular clothes if you want and will look great!
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