from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See caftan.


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  • Many of the passers-by are well to do, shop-keepers and merchants, clothed in flowing "khaftan" of coloured cloth or silk, over which, hanging loosely from their shoulders, is the black goat's wool

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt R. Talbot Kelly 1897

  • That thing looks like a cross between a khaftan and a mumu.

    Sweaty, but Stylish « Awful Library Books 2010

  • The men are tall, with strong aquiline features and keen eyes, which look very piercing beneath the "cufia," [10] which is wrapped around their heads; their clothing is loose and flowing, a black "arbiyeh" being worn over the "khaftan," or inner robe, of white or coloured stripes, and their boots are of soft leather.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt R. Talbot Kelly 1897


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