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Artizara Launches Ramadan/Eid 2018 Luxury Kaftan Collection

Kaftan (Arabic: qafṭān).

From ancient Turkish ‘kap ton’ or covering garment.

A garment of royalty, worn by sultans and queens throughout the Middle East for thousands of years. Fluid lines and elegant silhouettes that have stood the test of time. Artisanal patterns that start a meaningful conversation.

“This Ramadan season we celebrate the artistic traditions in Islam that date back over 1400 years”,  says Sarah Ansari, Artizara’s founder.  “

“Islamic artistic motifs, like infinite mosaics and fluid calligraphy, signify the vast diversity of the universe and a deeper meaning that resonates with people of all backgrounds.”

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

“ As islam is not only a religion but a way of life, it fostered the development of a distinctive culture with its own unique artistic language that is reflected in art and architecture throughout the Muslim world.”

This season Artizara celebrates masterpieces of Islamic art, through the lens of the Kaftan.

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Opulent gold, lapis blue and turquoise tile from the famed Dome of the Rock inspire the Jamila kaftan.

The first piece of Islamic architecture created as a work of art in the 7th century, the Dome of the Rock represents the earliest stage of the emergence of a distinct Islamic visual style.

The Calafia kaftan features stunningly original visual composition inspired by a masterpiece: The 8th century Great Mosque of Cordoba.  A testament to Muslim artisans’ brilliance in melding regional traditions into their own unique architectural style.

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A study in brilliant color, the Cadira kaftan is decorated with rich, radiating mosaics evoking the dazzling dome of the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

An extraordinary combination of the familiar and the innovative, a formal stylistic vocabulary that can be recognized as ‘Islamic’ even today.

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The Hamra kaftan was inspired by the splendid plaster reliefs of the 13th century Moorish fortress: the Al Hamra (the Red One). A masterpiece from Nasrid Spain, a testament to one of the most extraordinary periods of art and culture in medieval Europe.

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Rich pigments in tones of gold, lapis lazuli, azurite, malachite and cinnabar decorated the fabled Alhambra. Whispers of those colors still remain amidst the lacy plasterwork, and inspire the Almeria kaftan.

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Pearlescent flowers carved in white marble that look so real, you want to touch them.

The Mumtaz kaftan was inspired by white marble reliefs from jewel of islamic art in India, the Taj Mahal. An ode to love, the Taj was dedicated by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the 17th century.

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Expanses of intricate florals dancing in a heavenly garden. Patterns so precise, they look painted on. Colors still vibrant, centuries later.

A kaftan design inspired by sumptuous Parchin Kari, the art of precious stone inlay in white marble. An art that reached its height at the Taj Mahal.

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A Persian word that means ‘beloved’.

Decorated with ruby red blooms inspired by precious stone inlays at the Taj Mahal, against an unexpected black marble background. Non traditional, unique: the Nigar kaftan.

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The Baraka kaftan recalls the flamboyant flowers, fruit and cypresses that decorate the 17th century Blue Mosque, in Istanbul. Its Iznik tiles pictured more than fifty different tulip designs.

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Stylized blue florals inspired by the Blue mosque against a midnight black background. Brilliant geometric borders that evoke Islamic zellij tilework.

The Bushra kaftan is a pared down take on the traditional.

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Glittering. Brilliant. Fit for a Mughal queen.

The Zeba kaftan recounts the intricate mirror mosaics of the fabled 17th century Sheesh Mahal, Lahore.

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The Zeenat kaftan is a more modern interpretation of Sheesh Mahal motifs. A stylized rendering of the elaborate ancient mirror designs, in a way that’s very present day.

Artizara.com is an art-centric global Islamic lifestyle brand that celebrates the richness of Islamic art through creative modest fashion and lifestyle products.

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Wear Modest Maxi Dresses to the Max

Great thinkers have always been focused on the virtues of modesty. Back in ancient Greece, philosopher Diogenes said, “Modesty is the color of virtue,” while Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten observed, “When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the luster of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars.”

The Western world also noted the merits of modesty, as British writer Arthur Helps wrote, “There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit.”American author Louisa May Alcott added, “The great charm of all power is modesty.”

Centuries later, it’s no wonder modest dresses have remained a fashion staple for women around the world—and women online. Today, Artizara offers easy-to-order modest maxi dresses, kaftans and long sleeve gowns suitable for formal occasions and everyday wear.


Abda Teal Kundan Beaded Long Iridescent Abaya Dress with Hijab

The beaded Abaya dress in iridescent chiffon with matching teal hijab is inspired by traditional Indian jewelry via the hand-sewn Kundan beading around the notch neckline and bell sleeves. The slimming inverted pleats at the bodice and full, flowing skirt at the waist make this long sleeve gown a must-have for any formal event.


Azza Purple Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab

Nothing is more regal than purple—especially when this Azza formal gown features an empire waist and asymmetrical pleated sash for a graceful cascade. With a built-in bra, all you have to add is the matching hijab and you’re ready to go to that special event.


Hiba Lace Accent Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress with Wrap Scarf - Navy  & Mocha

Elongate your silhouette with the Hiba lace accent maxi dress. In this long sleeve, long modest dress, you’ll appear simply elegant and stylishly chic no matter where you go—especially when you add the matching wrap scarf.


Kulus Abstract Print Chiffon Modest Islamic Maxi Dress with Scarf - Mocha

For a freshly feminine flair, wear this figure-flattering Kulus print chiffon maxi dress which comes with a coordinating soft chiffon wrap scarf.


Black & Red Celia Hooded Long Sport Maxi

No matter the weather, no matter the deed, there’s no better attire than the sporty hooded Celia long maxi dress. Whether you’re running around town doing errands or relaxing at home, this comfortable modest dress has everything you need, including a wind-repellant fabric and hood with drawcord to keep you warm; kangaroo pockets with velcro tabs to keep your belongings secure and your hands free; and a colorful two-tone design to keep you in style.


These are just a few of the many modest dress Artizara offers. To view the entire line of long maxi dresses and long sleeve caftans, visit http://www.artizara.com/.