A kaftan or caftan – this name is originated from Arabic- is an other version of the tunic or tunique. A lots of different variety have been worn by various cultures all over the word and for centuries. The caftan is worn as a coat or cover up, long to the ankles, with long sleeves. It can be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton depending on the climate. The caftan originated in Mesopotamian , and was worn in middle-east. In Morocco the Kaftan is the tradionnal clothing for ladies and is now worn in weddings and other religious or social occasions. It can be worn as a two pieces outfits plus a belt or just as
Djellaba is a traditional outwear worn in North Africa particularly in Morocco. There are two versions the ladies version and the men version. Djellaba are made of wool or cotton. Djellaba is still worn nowadays both in the countryside and the cities as a cover up or outwear. A djellaba is a loose robe with long sleeves and the obligatory hood.
The word kilim is from turkish origins and describes a flat weaved carpet. Kilims first started in Central Asia by the Nomadic Tribes to make tents . They have then succefully spread to Persia, Afghanistan , Pakistan, China and Morocco. In Morocco the Berber tribes have taken to weaving stunning carpets from the monochromatic BeniOurains to the intricate Zemmour Kilims.
Terz ou Tarz is the Moroccan word to designate traditional hand made embroidery. It is an art form traditionally reserved for women. Africains Berbers had their own original embroidery which with time has been influenced by the Islamique Arabe culture, Jewish and European techniques . There are different types of embroidery in Morocco: The Terz Fesi from the spiritual capital of the kingdom Fes, always in Blue or Green and it has a specific technique that uses no knots resulting of almost identical front and back. The Terz Rbatti originated from the political capital of Morocco Rabat, It is stunning often using bright colours and reproducing floral or geometric designs.