A symbol of originality and a bohemian lifestyle reveal ‘kaftan’’ over the year as becoming the universal term in fashion for any kind of loose-fitting robe-like abaya and hijab for example in the middle eastern and north African roots. Many fashion designers have continually innovated the kaftans bohemian mystique brought it to the glamourous stage ornately beaded and embroidered varieties.
The bold and graphic silhouette of kaftan brings the creativity of the designers to put their authenticity on it while maintaining the comfortability and modesty involve for the global margins of women. A true kaftan is a slim cut, long robe with full sleeves, either open neck and sometimes button. The voluminous dress without a distinct sleeve that usually called kaftan which is closer also to the abaya.
The word kaftan is believed to have derived from Persia and has originated in ancient Mesopotamia which is alike history with abaya. Their relevance to abaya’s root doesn’t distinguish their relevance but the closest fact state for itself. Decorations in kaftan were strongly believed that it all started in the Ottoman sultan in the 18th century. Important persons in that time also received kaftan as a symbol of a gift from the higher houses. It is made likely from wool, silk and any other fabric often bound with a sash.
Kaftan’s loose silhouette and narrow cut help in ventilation to lower the body temperature primarily in hot climate regions. Over the decades, fashion lends a spotlight for the kaftan to show the glamorous appearance of these voluminous dresses. The distinct patterned and beading attach into the kaftan project a revealing sleek that appears to be mystique in rhapsody. The popularity of this kaftan dress travel throughout the world from the catwalk to beaches as well associated as resort wear.