Velvet Kaftan (Ntaa)

The Ntaa is a kaftan style from Fez, Morocco, but the influence came from Algerian refugees fleeing the beginning of French colonization in the 1830s. The cut of the kaftan came from robes worn by Algerian judges and officials in the Middle Ages. The peacock was a common motif in Algeria, symbolizing wealth and good fortune.

This kaftan would be worn by a bride on her wedding day. It is black velvet with thick gold embroidery of peacocks and florals.

Circa: Mid 20th Century

Origin: Fez, Morocco

Material: Metallic embroidery on velvet

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: Length - 55", Waist - 50", Pit-to-pit - 23"

Inventory number: wr4052



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