A Maghreb country bordering the Mediterranean, Morocco is known for its paradisiacal cities that are very attractive during the vacation season, especially for European tourists. The Moroccans, for their part, stand out from the populations of their sub-region by their strong traditional roots in terms of culture and dress. Thus, when it comes to clothing in the country of the Atlas lions, whether at work, in the streets or during important festive events, it is the traditional dress that dictates their law, both for women and men. Traditional clothing in Morocco is essentially made up of: djellaba, burnous, caftan, haïk, cafetans....
On special occasions, men add hats called tarbouchs or fez. As for the women, they are inseparable from their veils. At their feet, they wear genuine leather slippers, made by Moroccan craftsmen. Today, a model of traditional dress is more and more in vogue. It is the Gandoura, a form of tunic or long dress very popular with Moroccans.
Men's Gandoura & tunic
Men's Gandoura & tunic
The Gandoura for men is currently the flagship garment of the Moroccan male tradition. It is a long tunic, with long or short sleeves made with 100% cotton fabrics, quite light but thick of very good quality. Their endings (arms, wrists and necks) are highlighted by embroidery, handmade. Designed with finesse, the Moroccan Gandoura for men provides the wearer with not only absolute comfort and ease of movement, but also a masculine elegance in respect of his virility and the values of the Moroccan tradition. It exists in different ranges, according to the importance of the use for which it is intended. Adaptable to all kinds of events, it can be worn on a daily basis, during festive ceremonies and even as a nightgown.
The models of the Gandoura woman are modeled on those of the Gandoura man. They are long dresses characterized by their side mastour and ample. Having very worked finishes, often handmade, the tunic is made with cotton fabric, fluid, with arabesque patterns and very light. With its style drawn from the authentic traditional dresses of the women of the north of Africa, the feminine Gandoura is very liked by the Moslem women because it emphasizes them while bringing elegance and respecting the rules of dress, very strict, of the Islamic religion. Available in several colors, it can be worn on a daily basis, as a night dress or during the religious festivals of Eid (el fitr and el Kebir).
Leatherwork refers to the art of making bags, wallets, purses, shoes, belts, satchels, saddlebags ..., using real leather from domestic animals (horse, goat, goat, ox) and wild (crocodile, snake, buffalo, shark, ray, antelope, ostrich). The invention of this technique is to be attributed authentically to the Moroccan craft. It is essentially based on the tanning of leather, so as to make it soft enough, comfortable to wear and elegant to observe. Leatherwork is now practiced in several countries of the world, in strict compliance with the principles of fair trade.