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Culture / Dress / Artisian

Culture
Morocco is one of the most unique and wonderful places you could ever visit. The colour and bustle of the medieval medinas and the amazing diversity offered throughout the country are an unforgettable experience. People are friendly, and the culture is so rich and deep that it will make you leave wanting to discover more.

Dress
The most traditional clothing in Morocco is a djellaba. Djellabas are loose fitting garments that you put over whatever you are wearing, and serve well to hide your figure. There are djellabas for both men and women, however, women more commonly wear them. Morocco ’s traditional clothing also includes kaftans, which are usually worn for weddings and celebrations. The difference between a djellaba and a kaftan is that kaftans do not have a hood, and they are often fancier. However, dress codes are really varied in Morocco . While some are expected to fully cover up with a djellaba and head covering, others walk around in t-shirts and tight jeans. Factors include marital status, age, family and location. Dress for men is a little easier; however, they are rarely seen wearing shorts.

Artistic Tradition
Morocco has created a rich artistic heritage. From arches, to fountains, to mosaics, you are constantly surrounded with beauty. Skilled handicrafts include plaster work, carved wood and zellij, brass work, pottery and ceramics, jewellery, carpets, leatherwear, and traditional clothing. So important is the artistic tradition in Morocco that it employs the second largest segment of the country’s labour force, and contributes to 8% of the GDP. Morocco has also developed magical storytelling and musical traditions. All of these add flavour to the intricately rich culture of Morocco.

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