Ottoman Caftan – Kaftan is the general term for a type of outer garment worn over trousers, whose length might cover the hips, reach to below the knees, or extend as far as the ankles. The side seams have vents to approximately twenty-five centimeters above the hem. As in other Ottoman garments, the sleeves are sewn to the body of the garment without a curved armhole. The pockets are pouches sewn to openings left in the side seams.
The Caftans worn by Ottoman Sultans, some examples are preserved in Topkapi Palace – Istanbul.
The decorations, colours, patterns, ribbons, and buttons of Ottoman Caftans indicated the rank of the person to whom they were presented.