HANDMADE IN MOROCCO
Atlas tunic gives a prominent beach holiday vibe with its youthful hood and cap sleeves. Great to be worn as a swim cover up or pair it with shorts or jeans. This unique tunic is ultra soft, made from the finest Egyptian cotton.
- 100% Cotton
- Dry Clean
- Made in Morocco
The hood is inspired from the Djellaba, a loose-fitting unisex outer robe with full sleeves, worn in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Traditionally, djellabas are made of wool in different shapes and colors, although nowadays lightweight cotton djellabas have become popular. Among the Berbers, or Imazighen, traditionally the color of a djellaba indicates the marital status (single or married) of the bearer—a dark brown djellaba indicating bachelorhood. Both styles (male or female) include a baggy hood called a qob that comes to a point at the back. The hood is important for both sexes, as it protects the wearer from the sun, and in earlier times was used as a defense against sand being blown into the wearer's face by strong desert winds. In colder climes, as in the mountains of Morocco and Algeria, it also serves the same function as a winter hat, preventing heat loss through the head and protecting the face from snow and rain.