Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dara'a | Kimono | Caftan Evening @LB o J'zazz Beading Zone This Monday July 29

The word Khaftan originated in Persia and was a robe like coat that quickly became popular through the Silk Road trade and can be seen in places like Russia, the Ottoman and Chinese Courts to name a few.  It was an overdress most usually past the knees and long sleeved.
Long associated with Islamic culture it became quite popular in the late 1960's and 70's in a very loose bohemian style that was a perfect mirror and reflected the hippie movement.
For those of us in the Arab world the Caftan, Bisht and Dara'a is one of the few connections to our cultural legacy and one that is very popular during the Holy Month of Fasting and during Eid celebrations.  It represents varying senses of formality, relaxed family gatherings and women celebrating love of textiles and togetherness.
Whether it is a Kimono, Robe, Bisht, Dara'a or Caftan we welcome you to share your favorites with us in a relaxed and cozy setting.
Date: Monday July 29
Time: 8:30 pm and onwards
At: LB o J'zazz Beading Zone Jabriya Block 9 Street 6 House 13 ( side basement entrance )

There will be refreshing beverages and some goodies also. 

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