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What is "Caftan" - Definition & Explanation

A usually cotton or silk ankle-length garment with long sleeves that is common throughout the Levant.
An ankle length open bodiced gown with long, wide sleeves. Usually made from a very lightweight fabric such as muslin or cotton. North African in origin.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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