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Moroccan Traditional Clothes – Kingdom of Morocco

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Moroccans are still very attached to their culture concerning food and also to Moroccan Traditional Clothes especially in celebrations like Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, and on Fridays when they go for a Friday prayer in mosques. 

NB: Friday is a sacred day of the week for Muslims reserved for a prayer called Salat Al Jomoaa (Friday Prayer).

In this article, we will see many different traditional handmade Moroccan clothes. All clothes shown below, exist in different colors and styles…

Moroccan Traditional Clothes for Women

DJELLABA for Women

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Djellaba is a traditional handmade dress for both men and women. it is a long loose Moroccan dress with a hood, long sleeves and you will find it in many different styles and colors.

CAFTAN

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The Caftan (in Arabic قفطان) is among the preferred handmade dress for Moroccan women in happy events like the engagement party, marriage, Eid AL Fitr (End of Ramadan Celebration), Eid Al Adha,…etc. It is a lightweight dress made from light fabrics with different styles and colors.

TAKCHITA

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Takchita is a version of Caftans and is a preferred dress for Moroccan women at weddings. Traditionally, it is made of two pieces : 

  • Tahtiya which is a caftan;
  • Foukia ou Dfina which is a transparent and open caftan.

Moroccan families organize most of the time weddings in the summer period (June, July, and August). Women in the kingdom used to prepare their new Takchitas or Caftans in trendy styles a few weeks before the wedding to be ready to shine on the celebration day.

Handmade Women Babouche ( Belgha )

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Moroccan Traditional Clothes for Man

Djellaba for Man

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Gandoura

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Moroccan Tarbooch

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Tarboosh ( in Arabic: طربوش‎ ) has a second name “The Fez” referring to the Moroccan city of Fes, the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco until 1927. This hat has a cylindrical shape and is usually in red color with a tassel attached to the top.

Moroccan Slippers ( Belgha )

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Moroccans usually wear Babouche “Belgha” to go to the mosque and in religious celebrations with Djellaba or Gandoura.

Traditional Berber Clothes

The traditional clothes shown in this part belong to Berbers in the north like in Chefchaouen, Tetouan, and Tangier or the south part of Morocco like in Agadir and its regions: Tiznit, Tafraout,…etc.

Berber Woman Dress Set

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Berber woman in the south part of Morocco wears this dress set especially at celebrations like weddings and it is available in a variety of styles and colors.

Berber Woman Babouche

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Berber Man Babouche

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You will find these babouches, shown above, for women and men in the south part of the kingdom of Morocco especially in Agadir and the surroundings. The majority of people in Berber village still wear these babouches.

Chachiya

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Chachiya is a large straw hat women wear in the Jbala region. It is a famous traditional hat made of braided doum leaves and decorated with cords of wool.

Jbala people are Berbers living in the northern Morocco mountains from the city of Targuist in Al Hoceïma Province to the west, including the famous blue city of Chefchaouen.

Sahara Desert Clothes 

DARAA  ( Tuareg Man Dress )

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DARAA is the main Tuareg man dress living in the Sahara desert in the south of Morocco and also in other countries like Mauritania. It is a wide tunic, open on both sides, has a breach in the chest with a pocket, and is available in a variety of colors.

Touareg Blue Turban  ( Called Cheich or Tagelmoust )

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You will see Tuareg men wearing this kind of scarf especially in Sahara regions like Zagora, Ouarzazate, Tarfaya, Semara, Guelmim, Laayoune, Dakhla, …etc.

They wear this scarf on their heads and around their necks to protect themselves against the sun and sand when they are walking or traveling in the desert.

Malhfa ( Tuareg Woman Dress )

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Malhfa is a traditional Moroccan Tuareg Woman dress living in the south of the kingdom of Morocco and you can find it from the foothills of the Moroccan Atlas to the shores of Senegal.

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