Moroccan dating culture
The distinction between a djellaba and a kaftan is the hood on the djellaba, which a kaftan lacks.
Most women's djellabas are brightly colored and have ornate patterns, stitching, or beading, while men's djellabas are usually plainer and colored neutrally. In 1952 Orson Welles chose Essaouira as the setting for several scenes in his adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello", which had won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at that year's Cannes Film Festival. Morocco has many beautiful gardens, including the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech and the Andalusian Garden in the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat.
For special occasions, men also wear a red cap called a bernousse, more commonly referred to as a Fez. Nearly all men, and most women, wear balgha (بلغه) —- soft leather slippers with no heel, often dyed yellow.
Women also wear high-heeled sandals, often with silver or gold tinsel.
Hundreds of Amazigh (Berber) associations have been created to defend their culture and identity in the last few decades in Morocco and Algeria.
For example, there are groups called Charkawa and Arbawa who settled in Morocco from Arabia.