A Caftan Or Kaftani
A caftan or caftan is simply a form of the long robe or tunic and is most commonly worn in many cultures around the globe for hundreds of years now and is originally of Asiatic, Islamic, Georgian, or Persian origin. In Russian language, kaftani means a long loose, dark suit of clothing with short sleeves. The word “caftana” literally means “a cloak”. The term was used to describe the traditional Iranian dress worn during the day and was very much different from the Russian dresses of the modern time.
A long robe or a caftan is worn all year round, even in winter. However, it has a distinctively different look compared to the western-style kaftans. In Iranian culture, a long black robe with a tight neck is more appropriate than a short caftan. Long kaftani will not only make a man look tall, but it can be a symbol of respect and honor as well. It was also believed that wearing long kaftans was a sign of a man being respected and strong.
Caves in Russia, India and other western countries are a great place to get a good deal on a caftan. The online shopping portals are an excellent place to start when looking for quality long kaftani for a reasonable price. A quality caftan is usually made from silk, but even plain cotton kaftans are highly in demand. You can get kaftans in various shapes, sizes and colors. One of the biggest differences between the kaftans offered by various websites is the materials that are used in the making of the kaftans. The websites that offer a wide selection usually charge more than those that only offer a limited range. The prices vary according to the materials used, the length and the quality of the fabric used in making of the kaftans.