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Apprenez en plus sur les traditionnelles tenues marocaines

Rédigé le : 26 Mars 2020
Par : Léa Frémiot
Apprenez en plus sur les traditionnelles tenues marocaines

Rich in a cultural heritage and unique traditions , Morocco is the country of know-how, craftsmanship but also elegance par excellence. The different traditional outfits have traveled through time and remain today an essential element of the Moroccan tradition, which many like to discover during their trip to Morocco . The souks are full of traditional outfits and it is absolutely not uncommon to come across Moroccans in these magnificent outfits. Now discover the secrets of traditional Moroccan outfits which will be an excellent souvenir to bring back from your stay. 

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The Djellaba 

The djellaba is surely the most emblematic outfit in Morocco. Who has never heard of this Muslim habit which reflects the Arab way of life? Drawing its origins in the Ottoman Empire and in different regions and countries like Turkey, the djellaba is today an essential costumefrom the Maghreb and very widely represented in Morocco. It is a male outfit, which was once worn by those highly placed in society, while its wearing has become more democratic in recent years and it no longer represents a high status. However, some djellabas like that of Bzou is particularly luxurious and therefore not accessible to all, for its incredible quality and the finesse of its decor. Traditionally, neutral and solid in color, djellabas have diversified over the years and today represent an art for the designers who make them. Today, we can find colorful djellabas, especially decorated with embroidery, sequins or even made up of an assembly of different materials. The latter, which originally had a hood, is used as a coat or worn over other clothes like the harem pants and the gandoura which is a long tunic going down to the ankles. In particular, you will easily find djellabas in Marrakech and throughout Morocco. 

The Caftan

The caftan is a traditional outfit worn in different religions but widely represented in the Middle East and in the Muslim religion. Indeed, the latter wants in particular that the Moroccan woman changes 7 caftans during her marriageand that she wears at least a traditional caftan from the origin of her family. It was also about the holding of Moroccan royalty during the Merinid dynasty. Long mixed, the caftan is today an exclusively feminine outfit and relatively accessible to all. Like the djellaba, the caftan is the result of a cultural mix and foreign inspirations since it also draws its roots from the Ottoman Empire, but also Persian. The caftan, which can be associated with a long traditional and particularly worked dress, is worn at home or on special occasions. It is a true haute couture piece often handcrafted by Moroccan craftsmen, whose expertise is very important and the prices vary according to the fabrics used and the quality of the decorations.

The Babouches 

Like the djellaba and the caftan, the slipper remains a timeless element of Moroccan clothing heritage. You will find it everywhere in Morocco, in the souks of the cities up to the small artisan shops. Indeed, the slipper is a piece that requires very specific know-how. Generally manufactured from generation to generation and more particularly from father to son by the craftsmen babouchiers, it is an essential shoe and appreciated for its comfort. There are several different types of slippers and the use of various leathers for their manufacture. If you are going to visit the tanners district in Marrakechyou will have the opportunity to observe the entire leather transformation process before it is optimal for creating slippers. The most commonly used leather is that of goats, because it is appreciated for its high quality and resistance. As mentioned, the models vary a lot. First of all, you can have two different forms which are the pointed slippers reserved for city dwellers and the rounded slippers see square, originating in the Berber tradition, which are worn by people living more in rural areas. The slippers are made in a multitude of colors and decors such as embroidery, sequins and patterns in order to match every detail with traditional Moroccan outfits. 

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