Moroccan djellaba avaA djellaba is one of the most favored traditional garments among Moroccan men, although female djellabas are also common. As usual with the Arab countries, the local clothing traditions aren’t limited by the borders of a certain country, so djellaba can be found in Algeria, Tunisia, Lybia, in Berber tribes all around North Africa, and so on. Why is this robe so popular? What’s so special about it? And why does a djellaba have a pointed hood rather than a usual round hood?

Moroccan attire avaMoroccan men traditionally wear fine loose-fitting robes made from different but usually natural fabrics. The climate of Morocco determines fashion – no one wants to wear jeans and a sweater in a desert. So, both men and women prefer robes to any other style of clothes. If to mention the embellishments on Moroccan garments, you can often see embroidery, sometimes a lot of it. And the blue color, particularly the indigo dye, is very popular and traditional in Moroccan folk clothing culture. Here are some examples of the local male folk outfits.

Morocco clothing avaThis headscarf worn by Berber tribes of Morocco and other countries is both a functional and ceremonial headwear. It helps protect the face from the desert sand and some Berber men wear it to hide their nose and mouth from strangers. If they don’t have a tagelmust at the moment, they often cover the lower face with bare hands to hide it – that’s how important this turban is. What else do we know about a Berber tagelmust or cheche?

A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Morocco: abaya, baboush, balgha, burka, burnoose, cheich, deraa, dfina, djellaba, fez, gandora, haik, hijab, kaftan, melhfa, niqab, tagelmoust, tarbouche, tahruyt, tahtia, takshita, taqiyah, and qandrissi.

Moroccan jewelry avaMoroccan women love jewelry. And always have. But Moroccan gold and silver pieces, adorned with precious and semi-precious stones, aren’t just the means to add some chic to the outfit, they are being used as a personal fund of a woman. It all started when banks weren’t as popular and trustworthy as they are now, so people searched for ways to store money and pass the heritage from one generation to the next. High-quality jewelry fits perfectly into this scheme.

Morocco avaThe history of Moroccan folk dress is long and well-preserved. Actually, the cut and main features of the traditional costume in Morocco haven’t changed much throughout centuries, despite the influence of European culture. Even today, local women wear djellabas and kaftans, authentic folk garments adorned with magnificent embroidery, along with intricate headdresses and lots and lots of jewelry pieces. See for yourself how Moroccan traditional clothing was changing during the last 100 years.

Moroccan couple avaMorocco is a country with very rich traditions, a great ethnic diversity, and incredible views. But the clothing traditions of Morocco are even more diverse and colorful. While the traditional male clothing is rather simple and has little embellishments, the female garments are ornate, exquisite, and expensive. The folk dress of Morocco is traditionally made from the natural materials. The most interesting fact about the clothing traditions of Moroccans? A lot of women in this country wear hijab just because of the fashion.