Friday, August 9, 2013

Djellaba: Moroccan Hooded Robes

http://www.toast.co.uk

These hooded Jedi-like robes are called djellaba. I want to wear one every day that I need to hide from the world instead of my stand-in: a large hoodie and a long skirt. They never have the colors I want online for a reasonable price, so I'm going to have to go and get some straight from the Berber.

I want to go hiking in the Atlas mountains and sleep in a tent in the sand dunes. I want to get an inexpensive room and write like I am Burrough's ghost. I want to wander the streets of old Medinas and get lost over and over again. 

I need to get two or three of these robes. A winter one and a summer one, for sure. Maybe one in wool and one in cotton, or if I have extra money: silk. I want a pale green one and a deep grey one. And perhaps a burnt-orange or brown one. 

They are meant to keep the dust and sun out of your eyes, which is so practical. Also, when you aren't using the hood you can supposedly use it as an extra pocket. Why doesn't everyone wear these?





4 comments:

  1. These look magical <3! I bet the silk ones are gorgeous.

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    1. I bet Gandalf would wear one. Haha - that's probably why I like them.

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  2. They look practical but I am not sure about them for myself.

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. I'm all about practical. Do they stand out as too utilitarian?

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