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CAFTAN, or KAFTAN (a Turkish word, al...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 945 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAFTAN, or KAFTAN (a Turkish word, also in use in Persia), a tunic or under-dress with long hanging sleeves, tied with a girdle at the waist, worn in the East by persons of both sexes. The caftan was worn by the upper and middle classes in Russia till the time of Peter the Great, when it was generally discarded.
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