Boas, Franz. Women in Morocco also wear up what is called the Haik which is a traditional white costume that is made of silk and wool. See also Ethnic Dress. It is still present in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as well. Their dress crystallised into so-called "typical" forms, and enthusiasts adopted that attire as part of their symbolism.
Although the Ottoman Empire has never set foot in Morocco, Moroccan designers adopted this Ottoman dress, and put their artificial touches on it. Everyone in the world follows some dress traditions in varying degree.
General studies of folk or traditional costume were geared toward showing the diversity and splendor of peoples of the world while more recent, specific studies tend toward more historical and cultural analysis.
Materials Often made in the family for personal use, traditional dress uses materials commonly available where the maker lives.