from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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
That thing looks like a cross between a khaftan and a mumu.
The men are tall, with strong aquiline features and keen eyes, which look very piercing beneath the "cufia,"  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.