The kaftan is part of the cultural heritage of Morocco. It has always had a place of choice in the Moroccan wardrobe, and today finds its letters of nobility in haute couture.
It is a long dress that Moroccan women wear at home but also when attending special events. Yes, they can proudly dress in their Moroccan kaftan at a wedding or a birth. This one had started to gain popularity in the world thanks to the stylists who presented it through the fashion shows. With a personal and more evolved touch, many have fallen in love with this oriental dress. A Moroccan kaftan is the marriage between elegance and modernity without leaving aside the traditional. Often, we recognize a Moroccan kaftan thanks to its beautiful embroidery and ornaments. Also, it is open and transparent.
At the very beginning, the kaftan was a garment intended to be worn by men. Originally, it was a simple tunic. Originally from Mesopotamia, its history is lost in the mists of time. With the expansion of Islam in the Persian world, the kaftan became popular and reached Morocco. It was adopted and adapted by Moroccan royalty during the Merinid dynasty. Subsequently, it gained popularity and was adopted universally. Having evolved, it is now worn with a belt, without forgetting the matching jewelry. Kaftans are usually long, loose, straight or almost flared, without sleeves or hoods. They are open in the middle and dotted or not with buttons. Trade, the arrival of fabrics from other countries helped transform the old kaftan into the one we know today in Morocco. The Moroccan kaftan is the result of the mixture of various cultures.