The stars of the Marrakech festival shine in Moroccan traditional dress in the activities of the 19th session

Many Moroccan actresses who participated in the 19th session of the Marrakech International Film Festival were eager to wear the traditional Moroccan dress (the kaftan) as they attended and participated in the festival’s activities, which began with the opening ceremony held last Friday started, by attending film screenings and seminars held within the festival’s work. .

The Moroccan kaftan has so far been strongly attended throughout the days of the festival, and the kaftan was not only worn by the female performers who attended the festival activities, but many young women and girls were eager to attend the festival in this traditional dress live, and even the young girl who participated in the film “Queens” by director Yasmine Ben Kiran, made sure to wear the kaftan while attending the screening of the film, and while in the halls of the festival .

The Moroccan kaftan is a traditional local costume worn by Moroccan women at most religious and national events and weddings, and even in children’s circumcision ceremonies. Women and girls like to wear this traditional dress as an expression of joy, a symbol of elegance and illumination. the beauty of women, and their desire to be associated with traditional heritage and an expression of identity and belonging. .

The Moroccan women’s caftan industry developed, and in the 16th century it was made of blue wool or silk cloth and was decorated with gold threads. It was sleeveless and closed with gold buttons. reach the ground.

The roots of the Moroccan kaftan go back to the 12th century AD during the reign of the Almohads, where this Moroccan costume was made from the costume of the Moroccan tribes and mixed with ancient heritage textiles present in the ancient city of Fez, where the city ​​of Fez was an industrial site that included many textile factories and the clothing industry. .

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The Moroccan kaftan is the basic piece of Moroccan women for all occasions, and it has not been disturbed by the most prestigious international fashion brands for evening dresses, and it has remained on the throne of elegance of Moroccan women until now.Velvet, silk, jewel and Moroccan ice and is decorated with Moroccan hand embroidery, and it varies according to the region in which it is located cities of Chefchaouen or Chaouen), and most of it depends on its embroidery on gold, silk or silver threads, in addition to decorating it with gemstones and agate. .

Moroccan women remained eager to acquire this garment despite its high price and cost, as well as eager to wear it on all social, national and religious occasions, generation after generation, until its industry and forms developed, and the designers have excelled in giving it aesthetic touches that fit the times, accepting its transformation from the local to the global. During the 1980s and 1990s, when international fashion houses began to draw inspiration from some of their modern designs based on this traditional attire .

The artist, Fatima El Gohary, confirmed that this national dress should be taken care of and has a special place for everyone, as it is a national heritage symbol, while the artist, Ibtisam Al-Arousi, believes that the Moroccan kaftan a national symbol and represents the Moroccan identity, and from here comes the zeal to own it and wear it on all occasions as an expression of adherence to these national values. And the legacy we grew up on .

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Moroccan director Yasmine Benkirane said that the kaftan expresses the Moroccan heritage and its nobility, and that she is keen to wear it on all occasions as an expression of adherence to this heritage, in addition to giving an aesthetic touch as result of his distinction. .

Actress Mona Fatou opined that the national costume represents luxury and is considered a Moroccan symbol, adding elegance and an aesthetic touch to Moroccan women, and it represents the national identity..

For her part, the actress Farah El Fassi said that the Moroccan kaftan is present at all events, and we are all keen on it as a national heritage value that we preserve its continuity. .

The Moroccan kaftan, the “traditional dress”, has been able to maintain its position within Moroccan society despite the development that the world of fashion has seen worldwide and the citizens keep up with these developments throughout the centuries and times, as they are keen to wear it on national occasions, holidays and traditional occasions..

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Specialists believe that the Moroccan kaftan expresses a culture and a high-level aesthetic that emphasizes its status, as it is a symbol of the customs and traditions of each Moroccan person, and a distinct fashion that is present in each kaftan. Fashion festivals in international fashion capitals.

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