Moroccan Djellabas

Moroccan Djellabas
Moroccan Djellabas

On my trip to visit Morocco, I purchased for my sons two Moroccan Djellabas at the souk in Marrakech. I was worried that they would think the outfits ridiculous, but my fears were unfounded. They absolutely love them, and have worn them every day since my return.

Now I wish that I had purchased one for myself.

Golfblogger and Guide In Morocco
Golfblogger and Guide In Morocco

A Djellaba is traditional outwear for the Berbers of North Africa. Worn by both males and females, it includes a baggy hood called a gob that comes to a point in the back. The hood serves multiple purposes, protecting from sun, sandy wind, and as warmth in cold weather.

Latif, our guide on my visit to Morocco said that the djellaba was of Phoenician design. He said that he owned many, of various weights and colors. Cotton djellabas are worn in the warmer weather, and wool in cooler. You can see him in the photo at left.

The robes also apparently are often worn in the house with traditional Moroccan slippers, which come in a dazzling array of colors. There were many shops selling them in the souk at Marrakech:

slippers souk Marrakech
Slippers for sale at the souk in Marrakech
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