A symbol of many patriotic values, an official costume of allegiance, a certified dress of government members in parliament, worn for centuries by all the Monarchs of Morocco during religious feasts and official ceremonies, the Djellaba has always been and continues to be the representative dress of the Moroccans.
Taking its origin from the Arabic language and more precisely from the word "jilbab", the Djellaba refers to a long loose dress adorned with a hood that is worn in the Maghreb. If initially the djellaba was simple, white or black, it has evolved over time. Now trimmings, sfifas, embroideries have invested the djellaba making this garment as beautiful as graceful. From the North to the South of Morocco, the djellaba is doing differently although they are similar in the background.
The first appearance of the Djellaba had a dark color and wide cut associated with a muslin veil on the face and a carefully pinned hood covering the hair, then has undergone significant metamorphoses over the past four decades, to find itself today in light years of its pejorative image of «misery» or pure «clothing alienation». The Djellaba has now reserved itself a place in the world of Haute Couture, a symbol of elegance carrying a wonderful message of the beautiful scale of the Moroccan cultural heritage.
The Moroccan Djellaba usually reach all the way to the ground, sometimes shorter for ease of walking, with long sleeves and a large hood known as the ‘’Kob’’ protecting the wearer from the cold and the heat of the sun, made with strong warm or fine fabrics, for daily use and special events, the Djellaba proved itself as an outfit for every occasion and any weather.
The Djellaba was recommended for women, especially in the Maghreb countries, because by its cut it is a garment that is supposed to restrict the looks. But good news, ladies and gentlemen, the djellabas are no longer what they used to be, no more nightmares and fashion.
for many men and women the Djellaba is the go-to outfit, you can’t take a walk in Moroccan streets without noticing it ,this elegant yet practical dress, comfortable and versatile, can either be used in formal occasions, with plenty of decorations around the collar and the sides for women, and a red fez hat ‘’ Tarbouch’’ and slippers known as ‘’balgha’’ for men, or as a casual home wear just like pyjamas ,you can even slip it over some shorts or a tank top for a quick trip to the store or a visit to a friend or a neighbour.
the comfort and stylishness of the djellaba has made it popular outside of Morocco recently. You can find high fashion djellabas at red carpet events in Morocco and around the world, tourists couldn’t leave Morocco without their own peace of the Moroccan Djellaba from small shops in medinas, as well as on online shops specialised in this garment for the people who want the experience without having to make the long trip.
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