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kaftan

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  • A kaftan or caftan (from Persian خفتان) is a man's cotton or silk cloak buttoned down the front, with full sleeves, reaching to the ankles and worn with a sash. The kaftans worn by the Ottoman sultans constitute one of the most splendid collections of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. — “Kaftan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A kaftan and matching pants is called a kaftan suit. [2] The kaftan suit is worn with a kufi cap. [3] Senegalese kaftans are formal wear in all West African countries. Men who are members of the Hausa tribe, wear these kaftans to formal events like naming ceremonies and weddings. — “Senegalese kaftan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Though just 6'3", Kaftan was the starting center for the College of the Holy Cross team that won the 1947 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Kaftan later played professionally for the Boston Celtics (1948–1950). — “George Kaftan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • I hurried forward to pick it up, just in time, for an old wretch in a long kaftan rushed up too. — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • There is a remarkable picture by the painter Kramskoy, called “Contemplation.” There is a forest in winter, and on a roadway through the forest, in absolute solitude, stands a peasant in a torn kaftan and bark shoes. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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