Three panel midi kaftan in white with multicoloured 'rainbow' design
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Hand-woven on a backstrap loom by artisans, this white cotton kaftan is carefully decorated with an array of kaleidoscopic colours - no two are the same. This easy to wear kaftan - which also comes in a ‘supermini’ style – is supremely comfortable. The woven figures are sewn thread by thread and are made from little short pieces of thread, which are used to create a pretty rainbow effect. No.28’s oversized shape means it looks as great belted, as it looks worn loose. +
Looks great teamed with gold sandals. Due to the specialist way that a Pippa Holt kaftan is made, it takes one month to produce each unique kaftan whereby no two kaftans are the same. It also takes 4-5 days to sew the panels. Naturally dyed cotton thread is woven into cloth using a backstrap loom, an ancient weaving technique that has been used by generations in this community. Located in a remote village in Mexico, the colours of the threads are dyed from natural processes using vegetables and flowers marigold flowers are employed to use the bold yellow threads. Head weaver, Felipa has over fifty years experience and along with her daughter, Angelica and a group of artisans they have created one off pieces following age old traditions. The collection celebrates Holt’s love of indigenous textiles, far-flung travel and beautiful, original attire for the city or the beach. Pippa Holt's editorial background as an editor at British Vogue, a degree in fashion design combined with her love of travel is very much evident in her collection. Growing up on the beaches of Australia, she was inspired by her grandmother's style of tropical dressing at her seaside holiday home on The Great Barrier Reef. Holt teams her kaftans with fashion accessories which complement them for a look that is highly idiosyncratic. "I love the authenticity of these kaftans and how comfortable they are to wear. I call them my "holiday Heroes: they pack small, work day and night on a beach, in a city, with or without a belt. They are incredibly versatile."
- White cotton
- 100% cotton
- Dry clean or delicate machine wash
- Slips on
Comfortably fits those who are between a size Xsmall-Xlarge. This item's measurements are: Approximately 82cm wide x 137cm long
* Each kaftan is woven by hand and is unique, therefore measurements can vary slightly.