The Moroccan caftan is a traditional costume of Moroccan women, considered one of the oldest traditional garments in the world, and its appearance dates back to the Moroccan sultan Ahmed Al-Mansour Al-Dhahabi. It is a symbol of nobility, elegance, heritage and identity in Morocco, especially on happy occasions such as weddings, henna and circumc...
The Moroccan caftan is a traditional costume of Moroccan women, considered one of the oldest traditional garments in the world, and its appearance dates back to the Moroccan sultan Ahmed Al-Mansour Al-Dhahabi. It is a symbol of nobility, elegance, heritage and identity in Morocco, especially on happy occasions such as weddings, henna and circumcision.
The Moroccan caftan is considered one of the oldest traditional clothes, as its appearance dates back to the Merinid period, then to the Saadian era, especially during the reign of the Moroccan sultan. Ahmed Al-Mansour Al-Dhahabi. Then it spread to Andalusia, according to some researchers, thanks to the Iraqi musician "Zaryab" in Ottoman costume at the beginning of the ninth century, which will encourage Moroccans to export thousands of pieces of Moroccan clothing (caftan). to the King of Portugal, who was in love with this dress. The caftan is also considered a special dress for the Moroccan people, expressing a culture and aesthetic of a high level, emphasizing its position in front of other peoples. It is a symbol of the customs and traditions of every Moroccan person, and a distinct fashion that appears in each caftan. Its know-how and origins are well mastered, because there is no doubt about the admiration of international designers for the specificity and aesthetics of the Moroccan caftan, and their influence on it in a certain way over the years, hence the Moroccan caftan has spread to neighboring countries and they have been impressed by the know-how offered by the Moroccan manufacturer until today, We see the Moroccan caftan in the world.
The Moroccan caftan is the essential piece for Moroccan women at every wedding, party or special occasion.
The Moroccan caftan is made on luxurious fabrics that are decorated with handmade Moroccan embroideries such as Rabati (relating to the city of Rabat) or El Fassi (relating to Fez), in addition to decorating it with stones, without forgetting the most important process, it is what is called in Morocco "the service of the master" compared to craftsmen who spin silk threads, silver or gold .
It's like a djellaba without a headgear, and it's also superior to it in terms of the quality of the dresses and the abundance and brilliance of the silk embroidery, making it often worn at weddings and parties.
The caftan was originally a Persian dress reserved for men, then it moved to the Ottomans and from there to the Maghreb.Due to the proximity to Morocco, some traditional Moroccan clothing generally resembles Algerian clothing, especially the Moroccan caftan, which is distinguished by its quality compared to its affordable price, Unlike the dear Algerian caftan, Algerian artist Fella recorded a song in the Moroccan caftan in 2009.
Among the international designers who have also been conquered by the Moroccan caftan are Kenzo, John Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix, who have attracted the attention of women from multiple cultures, geographies and nationalities, who have brought the beauties of the world to wear the Moroccan caftan, among them we quote the late Elizabeth Taylor, the late Whitney Houston and the singer. Mariah Carey, actress Susan Sarandon, Turkish Tuba Yuekston, and artists Haifa Wehbe, Assala Nasri, Mayada El Hennawy, Diana Haddad, Nawal Al Zoghbi and Sherine Abdel Wahab, not to mention former White House Lady and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During one of his visits to Morocco.